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Kathleen Kelley

Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance

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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. 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, teaches contemporary dance technique, and has created 3 dance works and 2 short dance films featuring MSU dance students. She has developed the Sweden Study Abroad program and serves on the General Education committee that oversees the University's required liberal arts curriculum.