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Assistant Professor & Resident Choreographer

contemporary dance; composition; improvisation; performance studies

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Paul Besaw

Paul Besaw

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Professor & Resident Director / Interim Department Chair

dance composition; performance studies; devised performance; directing

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Associate Professor & Resident Director

acting; directing; movement

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Associate Library Professor

(secondary appointment to Department of Theatre & Dance)
research and performance; site-based performance

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Professor & Resident Lighting Designer

lighting design; digital media

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Associate Professor & Resident Dramaturge

theatre history; dramatic analysis; performance studies

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Visiting Artist

Contemporary dance; street dance forms; improvisation

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Paula Higa

Paula Higa

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Assistant Professor & Resident Choreographer

contemporary dance; ballet; Brazilian dance; dance history/culture

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Lecturer

Asian theatre/dance forms

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Artist-in-Residence & Production Manager

scenic design; props design; stage management

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Aartist in Residence

contemporary dance; musical theatre styles; ballet; somantics

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Andrew Harris Fellow

acting; directing; applied theatre; performance studies

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Lecturer

African forms; contemporary dance

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Professor & Resident Costume Designer

costume arts; costume history; drawing

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Lecturer

hip-hop

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Artist-in-Residence

acting; musical theatre; devised performance; performance studies