Faculty

Core Faculty

Thomas DeFrantz

Thomas DeFrantz

Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies
Professor in the Program in Dance (Joint)
Professor of Women's Studies (Secondary)

Office: 1316 Campus Dr, Rm 243C, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: African And African-American S, Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-1929

t.defrantz@duke.edu

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Keval Kaur Khalsa

Keval Kaur Khalsa

Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office: Rubenstein Arts Center 209K, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0685

Campus Box: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (919) 660-3373

keval.khalsa@duke.edu

My spiritual path is that of a Sikh, which translates as “student”. As a life-long learner, my research focus is embodied, experiential education, particularly that which promotes social change. I am... full profile »

Michael Klien

Michael Klien

Associate Professor Of The Practice of Dance

Campus Box: Box 9068, Durham, NC 27708-0685

michael.klien@duke.edu

"My teaching offers students the chance to experience and define dance and choreography against the backdrop of wider ecological, social and political structures. I approach both disciplines as... full profile »

Purnima Shah

Purnima Shah

Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance
Director of the Program of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3377

purnima.shah@duke.edu

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Andrea Woods Valdés

Andrea Woods Valdés

Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Dr., Suite 209C, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3358

ae.woodsv@duke.edu

In my work I use dance as contemporary folklore. Everyone has a story to tell. The presence of Black women in America offers a rich and valuable landscape to explore. As a former dancer with Bill T.... full profile »

Ava LaVonne Vinesett

Ava LaVonne Vinesett

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

ava@duke.edu

The transmission of danced legacies and the identification of their evolutionary presence in contemporary venues are the primary underpinnings of my artistic work. The physical articulation of... full profile »

Julie Janus Walters

Julie Janus Walters

Assistant Professor of the Practice Emerita of Dance
Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Program of Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

julie.walters@duke.edu

My experience as a former principal dancer with more than 30 years of professional performing experience has greatly informed my development as a teacher, researcher and choreographer. Working with... full profile »

Tyler Walters

Tyler Walters

Associate Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Dance
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3355

tyler.walters@duke.edu

As a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, Tyler Walters was featured in over a thousand performances at major venues across the United States and around the world. During his twelve... full profile »

Sarah Marie Wilbur

Sarah Marie Wilbur

Assistant Professor Of The Practice of Dance
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Office: Rubenstein Arts Center 209F, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0685

Office Hours: Spring 2019 11am-1pm and by appointment.Rubenstein Arts Center2020 Campus Drive#209Fsarah.wilbur@duke.edu

sarah.wilbur@duke.edu

Sarah Wilbur (Assistant Professor of the Practice/Dance) is a cross-sector choreographer and dance/performance researcher who studies US arts institutions and infrastructures as critically embodied... full profile »

Affiliated Faculty

Barbara Dickinson

Barbara Dickinson

Professor of the Practice Emerita of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

bhdic@duke.edu

Barbara Dickinson is Professor of the Practice of Dance for the Duke University Dance Program where she teaches Modern Technique, Repertory, Performance, Choreography, and Dance... full profile »

M Dorrance

M Dorrance

Associate Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Dance

Office: 106 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

mdorranc@duke.edu

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Natalie A Marrone

Natalie A Marrone

Lecturing Fellow of Dance

Office: 102 Ironwood Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Campus Box: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Box 90686, Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (614) 563-3625

natalie.marrone@duke.edu

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Clay Taliaferro

Clay Taliaferro

Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Dance

Office: Rubenstein Arts Center 209, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

ctalia@duke.edu

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Katya Wesolowski

Katya Wesolowski

Lecturing Fellow of Cultural Anthroplogy

Office: Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90019, Durham, NC 27708-0025

Phone: (919) 660-7087

katya.wesolowski@duke.edu

As an anthropologist and dancer, I am interested in the interrelationship between bodies, cultural practices and politics.  My research focuses on Brazil and the African Diaspora; expressive culture... full profile »

Nina Wheeler

Nina Wheeler

Lecturing Fellow of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

now3@duke.edu

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