Theatre & Dance

A.T. Moffett

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

 

A.T. Moffett is a dance artist, educator, and researcher. She has taught at the University of Delaware and Winona State University (MN.) In addition to university concerts and residencies, A.T.’s choreography has recently been presented at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, The Grand Opera House, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Triskelion Arts NYC.  She currently serves as Associate Artistic Director of Same Stories, Different Countries, an interdisciplinary arts-based research project and performance exploring historical and contemporary issues of racial oppression in the U.S and South Africa. Her research on dance and learning is published in The Journal of Dance Education. Titles include “Higher Order Thinking in the Dance Studio” and “Transitioning From School to Career: I’ve Got My MFA… Now What?” She has supported the dance education community by leading 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. Collaborative interests have led to co-founding TRANSForm Dance Collective http://transformdancecollective.blogspot.com/ and ongoing creative projects blending dance and other art forms. 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

 

Education

B.A. Radford University, 2002

M.F.A. University of Oregon, 2010

 

Research

Research and Scholarship

“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

 

Dance 2050: The Future of Dance in Higher Education, Symposium on leadership in dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

 

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

Teaching

Courses

Modern Dance (Beginning to Advanced)

Jazz Dance (Beginning to Advanced)

Ballet (Beginning to Advanced)

Improvisation

Composition

Dance in Culture and Society

Dance Appreciation

 

Master Classes/Workshops

Embodiment in Dance

Dance-Integration

Creative Movement

Musicality in Dance

Improvisation in Dance Technique

 

Professional Experience

Choreography

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

 

Ding!

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

 

Wire/Less

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2015

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2014

 

Conduit

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

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

 

Performance/Touring

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

Publications

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

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15290824.2015.961193?journalCode=ujod20

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

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15290824.2011.574594



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