Department of Dance

Our People



Anthea Kraut
Cultural Studies, Dance Theory, History

Professors Emeriti

Wendy Rogers

Susan Rose

Marta Savigliano

Christena Lindborg Schlundt

Fred Strickler


Anthea Kraut
Critical Race Theory, Dance Theory, U.S. Dance History

Associate Professors

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

María Regina Firmino-Castillo

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

Anusha Kedhar
Dance, Labor, and Political Economy, Dance Ethnography, India and the Indian Diaspora, Globalization and Migration Studies

Luis Lara Malvacías

taisha paggett
Contemporary Performance Practices

Jose L. Reynoso

Ni'Ja Whitson 


Brandon J
Hip Hop Dance

Kelli King

Marina Magalhães
Latin American Social Dance

Clydean (Makeda Kumasi) Parker
West African

Director of Music

Jeff Zahos


Department of Dance Administration

Reasey Heang
Financial & Administrative Officer
(951) 827-5491

Cynthia Redfield
Financial Analyst
(951) 827-2127

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



  • 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

Katrina Oskie
Administrative Coordinator & Graduate Academic Advisor
(951) 827-3944

Greg Renne
Production Manager
(951) 827-7087

Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts

Erika Suderburg
Program Director
(951) 827-2685

Christine G. Leapman
Assistant Director
(951) 827-5739

Leslie Paprocki
Program Coordinator
(951) 827-3518

CHASS Facilities Administration

Paul Richardson
CHASS Facilities Manager
(951) 827-2675

Mary Longtin
Facilities Access & Scheduling Coordinator
(951) 827-2674

Victoria Bateman
Conference & Events Coordinator
(951) 827-2683

Albert Fetter
Instructional Support Technician
(951) 827-3869

Ph.D. Students

M.F.A. Students

Postdoctoral Fellows

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

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