A.T. Moffett is a dancer, 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 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. Publications include articles in The Journal of Dance Education and Research in Dance Education as well as a chapter in Routledge’s 2019 Undergraduate Research in Dance.
In addition to her work at the college, A.T. serves as an arts education consultant for the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, leads teacher professional development workshops in Dance-Integration, and works as a reviewer for the Journal of Dance Education. In 2015, she served on the writing team to revise dance assessments for the DE Department of Education. 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. www.atmoffettdance.com
B.A. Radford University, 2002
M.F.A. University of Oregon, 2010
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, 2017-2019
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 - present
Doris Duke Exploration Grant: Building Demand for the Arts
Participatory Action Research/Photo Voice, in collaboration with Christina Cultural Arts Center and Lynnette Overby (UD), Wilmington, DE, 2016
Introduction to Teaching Dance
Dance in Culture and Society
- “Arts-Based Research” in Undergraduate Research in Dance, Routledge Undergraduate Research Series, 2019.
- “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