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Kathleen Kelley

Chairperson, Theatre and Dance

BFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Kathleen Kelley is a choreographer, media artist, and Associate Professor of Dance Technique and Technology here at Montclair, and serves as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

She is the Artistic Director of the dance company Proteo Media + Performance, which produces art that explores the intersections between technology and the body. Her creative practice integrates the logic of dance performance into fields such as film, interactive technology, poetry, sculpture, and software design in addition to live performance. At the root of her creative work is a commitment to mutual support structures, collective practices, and feminist and anti-racist approaches to making art.

At Montclair, Kelley runs the Digital Technology and Dance courses for both the MFA and BFA programs and the interdisciplinary Dance Film course for filmmakers and dancers. Additionally she teaches contemporary dance technique and has created numerous dance works and dance films featuring MSU dance students. She has developed the Sweden Study Abroad program and serves as the chair of the Office of Faculty Advancement's Advisory Council.