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Dr. Andrea Harris

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Dr. Andrea Harris

Associate Professor

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MADISON, WI 53706-1304
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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Andrea Harris, MFA, PhD, is a dance historian and Certified Movement Analyst. Her essays have appeared in Dance Chronicle, Performing Arts Resources, Discourses in Dance, Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange, Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance, and Il futurismo nelle avanguardie. She is also the editor of Before, Between, Beyond, the most recent collection of dance historian Sally Banes’s writings. Her current book, which explores the development of an "American" ballet from the 1930s-1950s, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Before coming to Madison, Dr. Harris taught at Texas Christian University, the University of Oklahoma, Sam Houston State University, and the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Her performance credits include the Martha Graham Dance Company, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, and Li Chiao-Ping Dance.


  • Harris, A. (2012). Gendered Discourses in American Ballet at Mid-Century: Ruth Page on the Periphery. Dance Chronicle. 35(1), 30-53.
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  • Harris, A., & Gaborik, P. (2011). From Italy to Russia and the US: ‘Fascist’ Futurism and Balanchine’s ‘American’ Ballet. Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange: Vectors of the Radical. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
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  • Harris, A. (2008). Parody in Pointe Shoes: Josephine Baker, Ballet, and the Politics of Aesthetics, 1925-35. Discourses in Dance. 4(2), 73-96.
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  • Harris, A. (2007). Passo a Quattro: Baker, Spadolini, il balletto e gli archivi. A tavola con Spadolini, le grand danseur. Napoleonico, Ancona, Italy: Serata del Mistero.
  • Harris, A. (2006). Choreographing America: Re-defining ‘American’ Ballet in the Age of Consensus. Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
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