Alumni in the News

Alumni in the News

Oladotun Ayobade becomes Assistant Professor at Northwestern University

Sunday, April 25, 2021   |  Brown University

Oladotun Ayobade (Ph.D., Theatre, 2016) has recently accepted a new position at Northwestern University where he will become an assistant professor with a joint appointment in Performance Studies and African American Studies. Dr. Ayobade was previously an assistant professor of Africana Studies at Brown University.

Ariel René Jackson and Michael J. Love awarded $15,000 Tito’s Prize

Sunday, April 25, 2021   |  Sight Lines

Ariel René Jackson (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2019) and Michael J. Love (M.F.A., Theatre, 2020) were awarded the 2021 $15,000 Tito’s Prize. The award, sponsored by Tito’s Homemade Vodka and organized by non-profit Big Medium, was presented to these Autin-based artists for their project “Descendance.” The film features a performance by Love and an original score by jazz musician Joseph C. Dyson Jr.

Courtney Sale featured in HowlRound discussion

Tuesday, April 6, 2021   |  HowlRound

Courtney Sale (M.F.A., Theatre, 2012) was recently featured in the HowlRound discussion, "Moving the Field Forward Faster at American Regional Theatres," dealing with the future of theatre and its inner workings since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michael Love named Princeton Arts Fellow

Monday, March 8, 2021   |  Lewis Center at Princeton University

Michael Love (M.F.A., Performance as Public Practice, 2020), an interdisciplinary tap artist whose work bridges Black queer and Black feminist studies, has recently been named a Princeton Arts Fellow. The two-year fellowship is awarded to prestigious artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise. Photo by Cindy Elizabeth courtesy of Lewis Center Princeton Arts

Dawn Davis Loring co-writes a Dance Appreciation textbook to be published this month

Monday, January 11, 2021

Dawn Davis Loring (B.A., Dance, 1992) co-wrote a Dance Appreciation textbook, along with Julie Pentz, to be published by Human Kinetics this month. Their book comes from an inclusive point of view, discussing differently-abled bodies, highlighting creative and geographical diversity, and it contains a thread of discussion throughout regarding the importance of social media, YouTube, and streaming services on creating, learning, and disseminating dances including a multiplicity of voices. 

The text is meant for undergraduate students and there are also substantial online resources and teacher guides. Check out Loring's website to see her current project - Today in Dance: a daily celebration of dancers and dance accomplishments.


Megan Rabuse stars in online musical production

Tuesday, December 1, 2020   |  Human Resources: The Musical

Megan Rabuse (B.A., Theatre & Dance, 2019) stars in new online production titled Human Resources: The Musical. The work is an internet-based livestream through Zoom and YouTube. Photo courtesy of Human Resources: The Musical

Clare Croft awarded prize for her work in dance research

Sunday, November 22, 2020   |  Dance Studies Association

Clare Croft (Ph.D., Theatre, 2010) has been awarded the 2020 Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for excellence in dance research from the Dance Studies Association, the leading organization in dance studies research. Croft’s work, “Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings,” was commended by the award committee for its boldness in demonstrating and embodying the generative potential of coalitional and collaborative Dance Studies work on queer dance.

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