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Iantha L. Tucker

Iantha L. Tucker

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Iantha L. Tucker Dr. Iantha L. Tucker, a product of the Baltimore City Public Schools, received the R.N. from Harlem Hospital School of Nursing, the B.S. and M.S. from Morgan State College and the Ed. D. in Dance Education from New YorkUniversity. She is a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Physical […]

Leah Creque-Harris, Ph.D

Leah Creque-Harris, Ph.D

  Leah Creque-Harris, Ph.D Leah Creque-Harris, Ph.D. is an educator and scholar who serves as Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of English at Morehouse College. Her research and writing center on the cultural history of the African diaspora as manifest in dance, literature, and theatre.  Prior to earning a doctorate from Emory […]

Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz Scholar/Choreographer/Director/Writer Thomas F. DeFrantz is Professor of Dance at Duke University, and President of the Society of Dance History Scholars, an international organization that advances the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. He is also the director of SLIPPAGE: […]

Joe V. Nash

Joe V. Nash

Joe V. Nash (10/5/1919 – April 13, 2005) Dance Historian Joe Nash’s obsession with dance spanned half a century. A self-taught dancer, he whirled his way across stages on Broadway and in London. He danced with, collaborated with, or coached some of the most important African-American dancers and choreographers in the world. However, Nash’s most […]

Richard Long

Richard Long

Richard A. Long (February 9, 1925 – January 3, 2013) Richard A. Long, recognized as a major cultural historian, was the Atticus Haygood Professor Emeritus of Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Temple University; did doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania; was a Fulbright Scholar at the […]