Theatre & Dance

A.T. Moffett

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance


A.T. Moffett is a dance artist, educator, and researcher.  Prior to joining the faculty at Washington College, she taught at the University of Delaware and Winona State University (MN.) Her creative work centers on arts-based research, which partners choreographic processes with qualitative research methods. Recent projects include Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans, a collaboration of artists and veterans and Same Stories, Different Countries, an interdisciplinary performance exploring issues of racial oppression in the U.S and South Africa. In 2017 A.T. received a choreographic fellowship through the Delaware Division of the Arts. In addition to university performances and residencies, her choreography has recently been presented at the Delaware Contemporary, The Grand Opera House, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Her research is published in The Journal of Dance Education and Research in Dance Education.


A.T. has supported the regional and national dance education community by leading teacher professional development workshops in Dance-Integration, serving on the writing team to revise dance assessments for the DE Department of Education, and working as a reviewer for the Journal of Dance Education. She also worked as a teaching artist for the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, MN where she taught in-school and distance-learning residencies in Creative Movement and Dance Integration. As a performer, A.T. danced professionally with Myra Bazell, Tania Isaac Dance, Stephan Koplowitz, Mary Anthony, Donald McKayle, and the Sokolow Dance Foundation.  She holds an MFA from the University of Oregon and a BA from Radford University.


B.A. Radford University, 2002

M.F.A. University of Oregon, 2010


Research and Scholarship

Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans, Arts-based research and multidisciplinary collaboration with artists, veterans, and oral historians in partnership with Delaware Division of the Arts and Washington College, 2017-present                                                                                                         

Roles: artistic director, choreographer, researcher


“Same Story” Different Countries, Arts-Based research and multidisciplinary collaboration with artists and scholars from the University of Delaware, Cape Town South Africa, and Christina Cultural Arts Center, Newark, DE, 2015 - 2017     

Roles: associate artistic director, choreographer, researcher, student research adviser


Doris Duke Exploration Grant: Building Demand for the Arts, in collaboration with Christina Cultural Arts Center and Lynnette Overby (UD), Participatory Action Research/Photo Voice, Wilmington, DE, 2016

Roles: program associate, researcher, student advisor


National Core Arts Standards Model Cornerstone Assessments: Delaware Teacher and Student Reflections, Paper Presentation, NDEO’s annual conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2015


Designing and Implementing Dance/Arts Integrated Lessons for Students and Teachers in Delaware Schools, Panel Presentation, NDEO’s Standards in Action Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2015


Transitioning from School to Career: I’ve Got my MFA… Now What?, Panel Presentation, NDEO annual conference, Miami, FL, 2013


Higher Order Thinking in the Dance Studio, lecture demonstration with students, Athenaeum Research Colloquium, Winona State University, Winona, MN, 2012


Creativity and Critical Thinking in Modern Dance, lecture demonstration with students, MN Dance Education Summit, Golden Valley, MN, 2012


Site Specific Dance with Marylee Hardenbergh, NDEO and Association of Dance Therapists, NDEO and ADTA joint conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2011


Higher Order Thinking in the Movement-based Dance Class, NDEO annual conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2010


The Ecology of Person and Space, Earth Matters on Stage, Symposium on Ecology and Performance, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2009



Modern Dance (Beginning to Advanced)

Jazz Dance (Beginning to Advanced)

Ballet (Beginning to Advanced)



Dance in Culture and Society

Dance Appreciation

Dance History


Master Classes/Workshops

Dance for All

Embodiment in Dance


Creative Movement

Musicality in Dance

Improvisation in Dance Technique

Professional Experience


Same Story, Different Countries: The Power of Walking Together

Baxter Theater, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Meyerton South Africa

The Baby Grand, Wilmington, DE, 2016

The Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover, DE, 2016



Never Before, Never Again Festival, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY, 2015



University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2015

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2014



Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2013


Feedback Loop

Winona State University, Winona, MN, 2012

American College Dance Festival, Madison, WI, 2012

Zenon Dance Zone, Minneapolis, MN, 2011


Affinity, in collaboration with composer David Horton

Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA, 2011

Conduit, Portland, OR, 2010


We Just Do, in collaboration with composer David Horton, Conduit Portland, OR, 2010


Vantage, site specific work in collaboration with composer Christian Cherry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2009


Sacred Dance, in collaboration with composer Matt Svoboda and Central Presbyterian Choir, Central Presbyterian Church, Eugene, OR, 2009


Concerts Produced

- Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans 2017

Baby Grand, Wilmington, DE

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Washington College, Chestertown, MD


- Delaware’s contribution to the National Water Dance, in collaboration with the Delaware Nature Society and UD’s Water Resources Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, DE 2016

-Seed, TRANSForm Dance Collective, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2015

- On the Subject of Together, in collaboration with Perpich Center for the Arts Education, grades 9-12, TRANSForm Dance Collective, Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

- TRANSForm Dance Collective Concert, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA, 2011

- Intrinsic Environment, Conduit, Portland, OR, 2010



Fences, Pieces of A Dream, Inc., Laird Performing Arts Center, Wilmington, DE 2018

Same Story, Different Countries, South Africa tour, Johannesburg and Cape Town, SA 2017

Quietly, Quickly, Somebodies Dance Theater, Eugene, OR, 2015

Indoor/Outdoor, Debra Loewen, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, 2015

Forthcoming, Vanessa Voskuil, Minnesota Dance Lab: Regional Dance Development Initiative, St. Joseph, MN, 2011

Bryant Lake Bowl, 9 x 22, Nkechi Njaka, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Tania Isaac Dance, company member, 2006-2007

Standpipe, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Suffolk, VA

Myra Bazell/Scrap Performance Group, company member, 2005-2007

Be Here Now, Philadelphia, PA

The Music That Made us Dance, Philadelphia, PA

Women of Troy: historical reconstruction with Mary Anthony and Donald McKayle, Philadelphia, PA

Rooms: historical reconstruction, re-staged by Lorry May of the Sokolow Dance Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Afua Hall/Philadanco II, 2005, How Can I?, Philadelphia, PA 

Stephan Koplowitz, 2004

Grand Step Project/Flight: site specific series, New York, NY,

The Little Orchestra Society, 2003, Peter and the Wolf, New York, NY


Television Experience

Tania Isaac Dance: Caribbean Social Dances, WHYY and PHC, Humanities Live, 2007

Age and Passion: documentary on the reconstruction of Mary Anthony’s Women of Troy, 2006


“Building Bridges for Dance Through Arts-Based Research,” Research in Dance Education, 2017


“Transitioning from School to Career: I’ve Got my MFA… Now What?” Journal of Dance Education, 2015


“Higher Order Thinking in the Dance Studio,” Journal of Dance Education, 2012