Faculty & Staff

Alessandra Lebea Williams
Assistant Professor
Dance

As dancers and artistic thinkers, may our creativity be intimately linked to our bodily histories, community engagement, and interconnected futures.

Degrees & Accomplishments
PhD in Culture and Performance, University of California, Los Angeles
MA in Culture and Performance, UCLA
BA in American Studies and Dance, Macalester College
Inclusive Excellence Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Eugene V. Cota Robles Fellowship, UCLA
Biography

Alessandra Williams is an assistant professor of dance at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Her fellowships include the Inclusive Excellence Fellowship (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2018–19) and Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (University of California, Los Angeles 2010–14). She has performed in nine of Ananya Dance Theatre company’s productions and is coeditor of Dancing Transnational Feminisms: Ananya Dance Theatre and the Art of Social Justice (University of Washington Press 2022). Her writings can be found in TDR (2022) and her current book project explores queer, African American culture through dances and films by David Roussève/REALITY dance company (Wesleyan University Press 2025).

Publications: Dancing Transnational Feminisms: Ananya Dance Theatre and the Art of Social Justice (University of Washington Press 2021), edited by Ananya Chatterjea, Hui Niu Wilcox, and Alessandra Lebea Williams. “A Radical Practice of Inclusion: Choreographing Race and Gender with Ananya Dance Theatre” (TDR 66, no. 1, March 2022).