2019 PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Theatre and Performance, American Studies certificate.
Dissertation: “Broadway Bodies: Casting Stigma and Difference in Broadway Musicals since A Chorus Line.” Director: David Savran.
2016 MPhil, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Theatre.
2002 BA (Honors), The New School. Liberal Studies, Dance minor.
2019 Adjunct Lecturer, The New School
2018 Adjunct Instructor, LEAP Program, Saint Mary’s College of California
2017- Adjunct Lecturer, Macaulay Honors College/Queens College, CUNY
2016- Adjunct Lecturer, Baruch College, CUNY
2015-17 Writing Fellow, School of Professional Studies, CUNY
2014- Adjunct Lecturer, Hunter College, CUNY
AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING
U.S. Musical Theatre Studies, General Theatre History, Dance History, Theories of Embodiment, Disability Studies, Gender and Queer Studies, Performance Ethnography.
2021 The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre. Co-edited with William Everett and Laura MacDonald. London: Routledge (forthcoming).
2019 “Dance in Musical Theatre.” Special Issue. Co-edited with Joanna Dee Das. Studies in Musical Theatre 13, no. 1.
Refereed Journal Articles:
2019 “‘Must Be Heavyset:’ Casting Women, Fat Stigma, and Broadway Bodies.” Special issue, The Journal Of American Drama and Theatre (accepted).
2012 “Acts of Recognition: Gesture and National Identity in Agnes de Mille’s ‘Civil War Ballet.’” Studies in Musical Theatre 6, no. 3: 325-333.
2019 “Style as Star: Bob Fosse and Sixty Seconds that Changed Broadway,” invited chapter to appear in The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary American Stage Musical, edited by Jessica Sternfeld and Elizabeth Wollman. London: Routledge (forthcoming).
2019 Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings, edited by Clare Croft. Theatre Survey 60, no 1: 166-168.
Other Professional Publications:
2017 “Assessing Active Learning Practice: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Co-authored with Kristen Hackett. Visible Pedagogy Project, The Graduate Center Teaching and Learning Center Blog, May 24.
2017 “Re-Membering the Canon: Sam Gold’s The Glass Menagerie.” Howlround.com, May 9.
2016 “On Building a Community in the Classroom.” HASTAC.org, March 10.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (refereed unless noted otherwise)
2017 “Broadway Bodies: Casting Difference in Broadway Musicals,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Las Vegas, August 4.
2018 “Revolutions in Dance: Integrating Musical Theatre Historiography & Pedagogy,” co-convened with Phoebe Rumsey, Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Boston, August 2.
2018 “‘A Real Fat Girl’: Fat Stigma and Re-casting Effie,” Broadway Bodies conference, Washington University in St. Louis, September 29.
2018 “‘On Our Toes’: Incorporating Dance in Musical Theatre Syllabi,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Boston, August 2.
2018 “Too Gay for You, Too Hetero for Me: The Homogenized Homosexuals of La Cage aux Folles,” Song, Stage and Screen XIII, UCLA, June 2.
2017 “‘We Are What We Are?’ Queer Masculinities in La Cage Aux Folles,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Las Vegas, August 5.
2017 “Such a Big, Big Girl! Casting Fat Bodies on Broadway,” Song, Stage and Screen XII, University of Surrey, June 19.
2016 “Born on the Other Side: Disability and Queerness, Ancient and Modern,” American Society for Theatre Research annual meeting, Minneapolis, November 4.
2016 “Rethinking Ability in Deaf West’s Spring Awakening,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Chicago, August 14.
2016 “Billy Elliot and Bodies at Work,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Chicago, August 13.
2016 “The Love That Dare Sing Its Name: Lesbian Visibility and the Broadway Musical,” Song, Stage and Screen XI, City College, CUNY, June 29.
2015 “Dance Across Disciplines: Blurred Boundaries of Dance on Broadway,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Montreal, August 1.
2015 “Style as Star: The Economy of Fosse,” Song, Stage and Screen X, Regent’s University, June 24.
2014 “Strike a Pose: Louis XIV, Madonna, and the Spectacular Economy of Image,” American Society for Theatre Research annual meeting, Baltimore, November 22.
2014 “Cole Porter and the Art of Queer Communication,” Song, Stage and Screen IX, Sheridan University, June 25.
2013 “Acts of Recognition: Gesture and National Identity in Agnes de Mille’s ‘Civil War Ballet,’” Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Washington, D.C., August 3.
Panels Chaired (invited):
2018 “Dance, Bodies, and Meaning,” Song, Stage and Screen XIII, UCLA, June 1.
2017 “Dances and Dreams,” Song, Stage and Screen XII, University of Surrey, June 19.
2016 “Embodied Teaching and Mindfulness in Teaching,” Hunter College Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching, March 17.
2015 “Introducing the Futures Initiative,” Hunter College Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching, October 15.
2013 “One-on-One Conversation with Steven Hoggett,” Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, New York, July 13.
2010 “How to Watch Dance,” Macaulay Honors College/Baruch College, September 22.
AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
The Graduate Center, CUNY:
2019 Provost’s University Fellowship
2018 Theatre and Performance Excellence in Teaching Award nominee
2017 Dissertation Year Fellowship
2017 Doctoral Student Research Grant
2017 Conference Travel Award
2015 Writing Across the Curriculum Fellowship
2015 Futures Initiative Teaching Fellowship
2015 Conference Travel Award
2014 Graduate Teaching Fellowship
2013 Conference Travel Award
2011 University Fellowship
Hunter College, CUNY:
2018 President’s Initiatives Award for Student Engagement
2012 Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholar Panelist, Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
Dance History II Challenge Exam Lecturer (2018, one section)/Liberal Education for Arts Professionals/Saint Mary’s College of California
Honors Seminar: The Arts in New York City (2017, one section)/Macaulay Honors College/Queens College, CUNY
Speech Communication (2016-2017, three sections)/Baruch College, CUNY
World Theatre 3 (2016, 2018 two sections)/Hunter College, CUNY
Introduction to Theatre (2014-2015, three sections)/Hunter College, CUNY
The Graduate Center, CUNY
2017 “Approaching Dance” Conference Co-Organizer, Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association
2015 Elected Doctoral Student Representative, Curriculum Committee, Theatre Program
Service to Profession:
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
2017 Elected Graduate Student Representative, Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group
2017 Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel Juror
2016 Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group Pre-Conference Committee
2013 Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel Juror
2013 City Center “Off-Center” Artistic Advisory Board Member, Jeanine Tesori, Artistic Director
2014-15 Research Assistant to Dongshin Chang: Assisted with technology and pedagogy study
2014 Research Assistant to Martin Duberman: Archival researcher for The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Radical Voice of Doug Ireland (Boerum Hill Press, 2015)
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (selection)
West Side Story, Male Swing (u/s A-rab, Big Deal), 50th Anniversary Tour; Gee-tar, Theater Under the Stars, Houston, TX. Jerome Robbins, choreographer, restaged by Alan Johnson and Joshua Bergasse.
Li’l Abner, Ensemble, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT. Scott Schwartz, director/Patti Colombo, choreographer.
Incident at Chekhov Creek, a Dance Film by Marta Renzi. Featuring David Strathairn.
Brigadoon, Sword Dance Specialty, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Auburn, NY. Charles Repole, director/Lori Leshner, choreographer.
Can-Can, Ensemble, 42nd. St Moon, San Francisco, CA. Greg MacKellan, director.
Annie Get Your Gun, Ensemble, Sierra Repertory Theater, Sonora, CA. Bob Boross, choreographer.
Broadway Theatre Project, Ensemble, Tampa Bay PAC, Tampa, FL. Ann Reinking, director/choreographer.
Ballet: Christine Wright, Zvi Gotheiner, Marjorie Mussman
Jazz: Jacob’s Pillow (Scholarship), Michael Owens, Debbie Roshe, Tony Stevens
Modern: Paul Taylor Dance Company Intensive, Ruth Andrien
Tap: Germaine Goodson
Actor’s Equity Association
American Studies Association
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
American Society for Theatre Research
Dance Studies Association