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)
Core Graduate Faculty in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures

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
Director, MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis

Office: Rubenstein Arts Center 209L, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27701

Campus Box: Box 90686, 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: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209D, 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 »

Tyler Walters

Tyler Walters

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

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 artistic labor, identity and institutionalization, currently in a... full profile »

Affiliated Faculty

Kristin Clotfelter

Kristin Clotfelter

Instructor of Dance

Phone: +1 919 660 3354

kristin.clotfelter@duke.edu

Kristin Clotfelter is interested in exploring the complexities of the temporal human condition through the metaphysics of dance and performance. She Co-Directs Studio C Projects, a Durham based... full profile »

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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Julie Janus Walters

Julie Janus Walters

Assistant Professor of the Practice Emerita 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, choreographer, and somatic... full profile »

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 277080686

Phone: +1 919 660 3354

now3@duke.edu

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