Theater Studies


Sonya M Delwaide-Nichols

Professor of Dance
Richards 104

Professional Interests: Modern techniques, ballet, choreography, composition, partnering, movement for actors, dance theater, repertory

Molissa Fenley

Professor of Dance
Richards 103

Professional Interests: Choreography, repertory, technique, thesis supervision

Cicely N Hart

Dance Wellness & Inj Prev Spec

Ann E Murphy

Associate Professor of Dance
Mary S. Metz Chair for Excellence in Teaching
Richards 107

Professional Interests: The role of the American West in the rise of 20th century dance; the screendance partnership of Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple; Africanist influences in the dance of Molissa Fenley; dance criticism; dance at the margins; contemporary ballet

Frankie L Peterson

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Tory Roman

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Sheldon Smith

Sheldon B Smith

Adjunct Professor of Dance
Richards 101

Professional Interests: Dancing, making dances, making music, working with dance and technology, making video art

Victor J Talmadge

Professor of Practice
Rothwell 143

Professional Interests: Stanislavsky, Meisner, Adler, M. Checkov. Member of AEA, CAEA, SAG/AFTRA, Dramatists Guild, Broadway/Off-Broadway and Regional Theater Actor, Film/TV Actor, Stage Director, Playwright, Documentary Theater


Stephanie Hewett

Faculty Administrative Assistant

Richards Lodge 108