Incoming Students

Ekaterina Zharinova is a Russian dance artist. Her research interests lie at the intersection of dance, mathematics and technology.

Maurice Moore’s work explores how Black queer people have implemented and created a means of survival through performance. Black performance serves as a mode of active radical resistance drawing upon traditions and technologies such as call and response, improvisation, masking, reading, throwing shade and African-American Vernacular English.

Isa Leal is interested in the connection between movement experimentation and the experience of being human. Her work is often viscerally engaging and invites audiences to examine their perceptions.

Ashley Teodorson-Taggart is a feminist. Deeply engaged in activist praxis, Ashley’s research interests emerge from a decade long career as a birth doula.


Arielle Estrada Sol is a documentary filmmaker who has experience teaching in storytelling and film workshops, video editing and film festivals programming.

Julian Gatto is interested in developing a methodology at the intersection of film, sculpture, installation, performance, design, poetry and painting.

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Karola Lüttringhaus was born and grew up in Berlin, Germany, where she founded ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY in 1997 to form an outlet for her diverse artistic pursuits in dance, visual art, film, scenic design and sound design.

Heather Nolan‘s current research involves auto-ethnography and identity development and performance related to the internet and social media.


Sarah Ashford Hart explores participatory techniques for generating social dialogue across barriers of cultural difference.

Jessica Suzanne Stokes dissects the limited methods of interpretation for the disabled body in order to complicate the interaction of symbol, body, and performance.

Anuj Vaidya work straddles the cusp between performance and film, and addresses issues of gender, sexuality and ecology.


Tom Burmester plays in the space between engagement, community building, gaming, and playwriting.

Sarah Haughn comes to performance as a conspirator of placentas and poetries.

Ante Ursic‘s research is in the politics and performance practices of circus.


Álvaro Hernández has collaborated continuously in artistic and research works with indigenous communities of the Colombian Amazon.

Nicole Peisl is a performing artist, teacher and choreographer.

Emma Waldron is a theater artist, larp organizer, and researcher who is interested in exploring performances of intimacy and the intimacy of performance.


Colin Johnson‘s research is focused on the underbelly of representations in techno-culture: from the material infrastructures that permit digital/algorithmic life to re/produce itself, to the architectures of affect that push and pull desire into flows of capital.

Deepa Mahadevan has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to the study and execution of performance spanning theatre, dance, music and media.

Amber Muller‘s research focus lies at the intersection of performance and sexuality.

Lisa Quoresimo is a theatre director, playwright, and composer, currently researching the intersection of voice, music, theatre, and sexuality.


Eric Taggart is an interdisciplinary artist and licensed psychotherapist in private practice.

Sarah Thompson’s current research interests include modern adaptations of Greek tragedy, queer theory, and feminist theory.

Kevin O’Connor is a multidisciplinary artist working as a choreographer, dancer, improviser, circus artist and installation artist.

Gretchen Jude is an improviser, vocalist, and composer focusing on situated embodiment in electronic music; a third-generation Idahoan, Gretchen has spent over a decade in Japan studying traditional and experimental performance practices.


Carolina Novella: Performance as Action-Research. What does it mean to engage in dialogue and research through the body? How is it done in a dance-performance laboratory? And how do we (bodies who move together) engage in collective processes to challenge and transform body-based (gender, medicalization) violence?

John Zibell works with bodies and technology, material and image, thought and representation, narration and poiēsis. His practice happens in the theatre, cinema, gallery and the street and interrogates that which is fully actual within the virtual. He brings a quarter century of art practice and political activism to practice-based research.


Dennis M. Somera practices illuminating the colonial, imperial, patriarchal inscription on the body in art, revisioning it through movietelling/Katsuben (a Japanese form of film narration from the silent film era) and archi“text”uralandscape poetics beyond the two-dimensional page


Zelma Long: Long term wine-maker and now a consultant in Israel, France, South Africa and the west coast of the United States, Zelma Long is studying trans-generational craft practices in Africe and America, and a new found interest in the rhetoric of wine.


Ilya Noé: lya Noé is a practicing artist who is researching concepts of the Sporadic, the Mycorrhizal and the Site-Particular in simple acts of collaborating, walking and gifting.