Ann Dils

Member, NASD Committee on Nominations
Elected September 2017, term ends September 2020

Ann Dils, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is a dance historian with interests in movement analysis, feminist theory and research methods, and cultural studies. Her current work examines dancing communities in New York City in the mid-1930s. Recent essays have been published in the Oxford Handbook of Theatre and Dance and in Investigating Dance on its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies. Professor Dils co-edited Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader and co-directed the National Endowment for the Arts-funded digital collection, Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy.

Professor Dils’s work in women’s and gender studies informs her interest in collaborative, feminist leadership practices. She directed the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (2010-2013) and taught in UNCG’s Department of Dance and WGS program and at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She has been editor of Dance Research Journal, President of the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), and received the Dixie Durr Award for Outstanding Service to Dance Research from CORD in 2010.

Professor Dils received a Ph.D. from the Department of Performance Studies, New York University, and a Master of Arts in Dance from The Ohio State University.


Updated September 2017