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Maura Keefe

Maura Keefe is a contemporary dance historian. She is a scholar in residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, where she writes about, lectures on, and interviews artists from around the world.

Keefe has also given lectures and led audience programs nationally at places such Princeton University, UCLA, Goethe Institut (Los Angeles), The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (Maryland), New York Live Arts, the Joyce Theatre, and New York’s City Center, and internationally for the Festival Internacional Danza Extremadura in Monterrey, Mexico. Keefe has served on the board for the Congress on Research on Dance (CORD), as a dance panelist for the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), and as chair for the Department of Dance at the College at Brockport. She has an MFA in choreography and performance from Smith College and a PhD in dance history and theory from University of California, Riverside. Keefe is the Associate Director of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park where she teaches dance history and theory and choreography.

Photo: David Dashiell

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Articles by this Curator


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