Alison Bory

Ph.D., M.F.A. University of California Riverside
M.A. University of Surrey
B.A. Mount Holyoke College

Alison Bory

I teach courses in both the theory and practice of dance.

A dancemaker, performer, and scholar, my choreographic and academic research explores autobiographical performance forms, investigating the capacity of dance languages to re-imagine the construction of identity and understand subjectivity. My academic research has been presented at the conferences of the Society of Dance History Scholars, the Congress on Research in Dance, and the National Women's Studies Association.

My performance work has been shown at numerous locations on the east coast, including Dance New Amsterdam, Judson Memorial Church, Spoke-the-Hub, The Field (New York), Mt. Holyoke College, Bates College and the school at the American Dance Festival, as well as at various venues around Southern California, including Highways Performance Space, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, UCLA, and UC Riverside. 

Most recently, I've been working with AGA Collaborative (with Gretchen Alterowitz and Amanda Hamp), a trio of dance artists/scholars who collaborate to create experimental research and performance. Our 2102 work, Like a turtle without a shell, or crow's feet, was performed at UNC Charlotte, Luther College, Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland), UNC Greensboro, and Spoke-the-Hub (Brooklyn, NY).