- Bachelor of Arts, Bryn Mawr College, 1981
- Master of Fine Arts, Temple University, 1983
- Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1991
A dancer and a scholar, Ann Cooper Albright is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance at Oberlin College. Combining her interests in dancing and cultural theory, she is involved in teaching a variety of courses that seek to engage students in both practices and theories of the body. She is the author of Engaging Bodies: the Politics and Poetics of Corporeality (2013), which recently won the Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize from the American Society for Aesthetics; Modern Gestures: Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing (2010); Traces of Light: Absence and Presence in the Work of Loie Fuller (2007); Choreographing Difference: the Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance (1997) and co-editor of Moving History/Dancing Cultures (2001) and Taken By Surprise: Improvisation in Dance and Mind (2003). Ann is founder and director of Girls in Motion, an award winning afterschool program at Langston Middle School now in its eleventh year, and co-director of Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy.