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
Inclusive Excellence Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
BA in American Studies and Dance, UCLA
Eugene V. Cota Robles Fellowship, UCLA
Biography

Alessandra Williams is an assistant professor of dance at Rutgers University–New Brunswick who performs with the Ananya Dance Theatre company. She researches dance, Asian and African American culture, and gender and queer theory. She has been awarded fellowships such as the Inclusive Excellence Fellowship (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2018-2019), Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (University of California, Los Angeles 2010–14), and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (Macalester College 2005–07). Her publications include the anthology, Dancing Transnational Feminisms: Ananya Dance Theatre and the Art of Social Justice (2021) with her co-editors Ananya Chatterjea and Hui Niu Wilcox. And Williams continues to write on queer theory and race through the choreography of David Roussève/REALITY dance company.

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: