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- Bachelor of Arts, Bryn Mawr College, 1981
- Master of Fine Arts, Temple University, 1983
- Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1991
A performer, choreographer and feminist scholar, Ann Cooper Albright is Professor of Dance, Chair of the dance program at Oberlin College and director of Girls in Motion at Langston Middle School. Combining her interests in dancing and cultural theory, she is involved in teaching a variety of dance, performance studies and gender studies courses that seek to engage students in both practices and theories of the body. She is the author of 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). Encounters with Contact Improvisation (2010) is one of her latest adventures in writing and dancing and dancing and writing – with others! In 2012, she received her sixth Individual Excellent Award for Arts Criticism from the Ohio Arts Council, was awarded a Thomas J. Klutznick faculty fewlloship, and spent seven weeks teaching and dancing in Greece. Next year her collection Engaging Bodies: the Politics and Poetics of Corporeality will be published by Wesleyan University Press and currently Ann is working on an interdisciplinary book entitled Gravity Matters: Finding Ground in an Unstable World.