Participants

Williams, Alessandra

  • Alessandra Williams
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Bio: Alessandra Williams is a dancer-scholar and Assistant Professor of Dance at Rutgers University-New Brunswick with academic interests in dance, Asian and African American culture, transnational feminism, and queer of color theory. Joining Ananya Dance Theatre in 2006, Williams has performed in Yorchhā technique in eight company productions. Meanwhile, Williams completed an Inclusive Excellence Fellowship at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from 2018-2019, earned UCLA’s Culture and Performance Ph.D. in 2016 as Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellow, and finished Macalester’s B.A. in American Studies and Dance through Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. Currently, Williams is working alongside artistic director Dr. Ananya Chatterjea and founding artist Dr. Hui Wilcox to publish their anthology on the formation of social justice-oriented choreography in Ananya Dance Theatre, and also presently completing a book proposal on queer of color choreographies by David Roussève and the REALITY dance company.