Department of Dance



Our People


Faculty

Chair

Anthea Kraut
Cultural Studies, Dance Theory, History

Professors Emeriti

Wendy Rogers

Susan Rose

Marta Savigliano

Christena Lindborg Schlundt

Fred Strickler

Associate Professors

Anthea Kraut
Cultural Studies, Dance Theory, History

Jacqueline Shea Murphy
Cultural Studies, Dance Theory, Choreographing Writing

Joel Smith
Composition; Critical Dance Performance; Jazz Technique; Production

Linda J. Tomko
History, Embodying Dances Past

Assistant Professors

Imani Kai Johnson
African Diasporic Ritual Cultures, Hip Hop and Streetdance, Critical Theory, Critical Race Studies

Luis Lara Malvacías

Taisha Paggett

Jose L. Reynoso

Visiting Assistant Professors

Milka Djordjevich

Ken Swift

Melissa Templeton

Lecturers

Brandon J
Hip Hop Dance

Kelli King
Modern/Ballet

Clydean (Makeda Kumasi) Parker
West African

Director of Music

Jeff Zahos

Staff

Department of Dance Administration

Reasey Heang
Financial & Administrative Officer
(951) 827-5491
reasey.heang@ucr.edu

Cynthia Redfield
Financial Analyst
(951) 827-2127
cindy.redfield@ucr.edu

Judith L. Llausás
Academic Advisor
Art, Art History, Dance, Theatre, Film & Digital Production
Arts 235
(951) 827-2676
judith.llausas@ucr.edu

Hours

Monday-Friday

  • Walk-ins: 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Appointments: 8:30am-11:00am. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Judith, please use the link here.

Kathleen DeAtley
Program Promotions Manager
(951) 827-3245
kathleen.deatley@ucr.edu

Katrina Oskie
Administrative Coordinator & Graduate Academic Advisor
(951) 827-3944
katrinac@ucr.edu

Greg Renne
Production Manager
(951) 827-7087
greg.renne@ucr.edu

Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts

Erika Suderburg
Program Director
(951) 827-2685
erika.suderburg@ucr.edu

Christine G. Leapman
Program Coordinator
(951) 827-5739
christine.leapman@ucr.edu

Shane Shukis, PhD
Fellows Coordinator
(951) 827-3518
shane.shukis@ucr.edu

CHASS Facilities Administration

Paul Richardson
CHASS Facilities Manager
(951) 827-2675
paul.richardson@ucr.edu

Mary Longtin
Facilities Access & Scheduling Coordinator
(951) 827-2674
mary.longtin@ucr.edu

Victoria Bateman
Conference & Events Coordinator
(951) 827-2683
tori.bateman@ucr.edu

Albert Fetter
Instructional Support Technician
(951) 827-3869
albert.fetter@ucr.edu

Ph.D. Students

M.F.A. Students

Alumni Ph.D.

Alumni M.F.A.

Alumni M.A.

Alumni B.A.

Guest Artists

In addition to the outstanding faculty of nationally recognized scholars and artists in the Department of Dance at UCR, visiting scholars, choreographers, and professional dancers come to UCR frequently for residencies, to perform, and to conduct workshops, master classes and lectures. Visiting guest artists add to the scholarly dialogue and artistic exchange nurtured at UCR.

Learn more about our past guest artists and events

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Dance
121 Arts Building

Tel: (951) 827-3944
Fax: (951) 827-4651

Graduate Program Inquiries: danceadvising@ucr.edu

Undergraduate Program Inquiries: judith.llausas@ucr.edu

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