Performing Arts — Urban Studies
Dance Program Coordinator
Megan Nicely is an artist/scholar whose research on choreographic experimentation through the medium of the body combines critical dance and performance studies theory, philosophy, cultural histories of the avant-garde, and physical practice in contemporary dance, butoh, yoga, and the Alexander Technique. She received her MFA in dance from Mills and her PhD in performance studies from New York University. Her group Megan Nicely/Dance has performed on both US coasts, in the UK, and in Europe, and her writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, Performance Research Journal, InDance, and others. She has served as managing editor of TDR and as a board member and facilitator for The Field SF. An adjunct professor at USF from 2000-06, she became Assistant Professor in 2010.