Theatre & Dance

A.T. Moffett

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

 

A.T. Moffett is a dance educator and choreographer. Her creative work centers on arts-based research (ABR). She is currently working on a project exploring the life and legacy of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first African American woman to receive a law degree in the US. Recent projects include Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans, a collaboration of civilian performing artists and veteran literary artists and Same Stories, Different Countries, an interdisciplinary performance exploring issues of racial oppression in the U.S and South Africa.

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. In 2017, A.T. received a choreographic fellowship through the Delaware Division of the Arts. As a performer, A.T. worked  with Myra Bazell, Tania Isaac Dance, Stephan Koplowitz, Mary Anthony, Donald McKayle, and the Sokolow Dance Foundation. 

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 Delaware Department of Education.  Prior to joining the faculty at Washington College, she taught at the University of Delaware and Winona State University (MN.) 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 Spotlight

Publications:

- “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

Research

 

 

Teaching

Modern Dance

Jazz Dance

Ballet

Composition

Introduction to Teaching Dance

Dance in Culture and Society

Dance History

 Upcoming Events: Fall 2019

  • Watershed Performance at Peace Week Delaware - September 22 (Wilmington, DE)
  • Watershed Performance at University of Delaware’s Coast Day - Oct. 6 (Lewes, DE)
  • Women in Dance Leadership Conference
    Rural Voices: Highlighting the Female Narrative panel presentation Oct. 18 (Philly, PA)
  • National Dance Education Organization ConferenceCreating, Implementing, & Assessing Arts-Based Research Project Oct. 23 (Miami, FL)
  • Dancescape 2019 Washington College Department of Theatre & Dance (Nov. 22 & 23)