Faculty & Staff
Barbara is Associate Chair and an Assistant Professor. Teaching includes Jazz Dance; African Diasporic Movement Practices; History of Broadway Dance–a course which she authored–Broadway Dance Technique, Dance Studies and Dance Improvisation. She also teaches MFA courses in Research and Pedagogy for Online Dance Education.
Barbara is the founder/artistic director for Hysterika Jazz Dance Company, a dance company dedicated to paying tribute to the origins of jazz dance and finding a voice in the evolution of jazz dance. Current creative research/choreography is focused on A(i)da Overton Walker, an iconic black activist, dancer, choreographer, writer and creative director who thwarted stereotypes and forwarded new ideas about black, female performers in the late 19th/ early 20th centuries.