Rachel Dodson

Dance Artist, Educator, Choreographer, and Performer

Invited presenter at the

Hawaii International Conference in Arts and Humanities

 


Searching for Reform for the Female Form in American Classical Ballet, a stand-alone research paper and embodied presentation of original scholarly research, examined the intersection of the ultra-thin body type most commonly seen at the forefront of American classical ballet, the history behind its establishment and the structures in the dance field and American culture which collude to maintain its institutionalization.  Research was met resounding response from attending peers in the field, and incited discussion lasting over an hour beyond the presentation on the final day of conference proceedings. 


Recipient of the United Government of Graduate Students Individual Travel Grant of $300 and the University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School Travel Grant of an additional $300 to offset travel expenses and present on behalf of the University of Colorado Boulder.