Department of Dance



Faculty


Faculty

Chair

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

Professors Emeriti

Wendy Rogers

Susan Rose

Marta Savigliano

Christena Lindborg Schlundt

Fred Strickler

Professors

Anthea Kraut
Critical dance studies, critical race 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
Indian and Indian diasporic dance practices, dance, labor, and political economy, critical dance ethnography.

Luis Lara Malvacías

taisha paggett
Contemporary Performance Practices

Jose L. Reynoso

Ni'Ja Whitson 

Lecturers

Brandon J
Hip Hop Dance

Kelli King
Modern/Ballet

Marina Magalhães
Latin American Social Dance

Clydean (Makeda Kumasi) Parker
West African

Director of Music

Jeff Zahos

Production Manager

Grant Bowen

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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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