Faculty Research

The Department of Theatre and Dance provides a home for innovative research in theatre, dance, design, and technology that intersects with our active performance and production opportunities. Faculty are top scholars and practitioners who lead the way in national and international conversations on contemporary studies and trends in their field. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate are able to work alongside faculty on exciting research, as well as exploring their own areas of interest with departmental support. 


Book cover with figures in black leotards covered by what appear to be playful atomic structures.
Book cover with creepy bloody hand.
Book cover with dancers and performances on stage.
Book cover with dancers on stage.
Image of Shakespeare performers on stage.
Book cover with soccer players running.

Creative Activities

ZDC "danceSense" rehearsal with open-backed unitard and sensor gloves. Photo by Ken Smith.
Professor Hunter as a character standing in front of a podium with the US Constitution projected on the wall behind her.
Professor Chanon Judson dancing.
Chanon Judson on stage.
Headshot of Meredith Conti.
THD Students Honored at Kennedy Center Theater Festival.
Professor Hoxworth standing in front of a bookcase.
Close photograph of student dancer Nina Tucker, a young black woman, with her eyes closed in the sun.
Professor Zech Saenz with THD students.
Professor James Beaudry with his arms crossed.
Professor Rosvally holding a Star Wars lightsabre.
Professors Rosvally and Boffone side by side.
Headshot of Anne Burnidge.


Photo of Braun, and older white male with white beard, and bald. With glasses.
Headshot of Ariel Nereson.
Headshot of Ariel Nereson.
Professor Vincent O'Neill at a podium.
Headshot of Jeanne Fornarola.

Faculty and Student Collaborations

Danielle Rosvally on set holding a toy gun.
Michael Deeb Weaver and Delia Mandik.
Jenna Zavrel dance pose.
Book cover with dancers and performances on stage.
Professors Michael Deeb Weaver & Kerry Ring speaking on TV.
Performers on TV.
Show directors.
Meredith Conti headshot.
Female student of color in green, red, yellow, black snake makeup.
Performers on TV.
Dancer being hooked up to sensors.