Theatre & Dance

Paule Turner

Assistant Professor
(856) 256-4032

Paule Turner was a highly visible and active member of the Philadelphia dance community from 1994 - 2006, and was named "Top 25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine in 2000. Hailed as Philly's most madcap movement artist, he has created extravagant "dance dramas" that are at once entertaining, meaningful, compelling, and brilliantly humorous. Best known for confronting politics full force with dizzying agility and plenty of tour-de-force all out dancing, Turner received his BFA in dance from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) and his MFA in dance from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). He has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships supported by Pennsylvania Council on The Arts and Dance Advance/The Pew Charitable Trusts. He has toured to internationally with his performance ensemble c o u r t (best new dance company - Philadelphia Magazine 2000). As a tenured Assistant Professor within the Department of Theatre and Dance at Rowan University, Paule Turner serves as Advisor and Artistic Director of Dance Extensions.