Theatre & Dance
Route 322 closure and detour on May 17 for Rowan University commencement ceremonies | more
Professor Emeritus Joseph Robinette earns Tony Award nomination | more
Preparing tomorrow's young professionals: Rowan to offer Career Explorers Camp for students in seventh-ninth grades | more
New Jersey Senate president to speak at Rowan commencement | more
Rowan 'rocks the boat' with production of Guys & Dolls | more
Dr. Leslie Elkins
Dr. Leslie Elkins, Associate Professor of Dance, teaches dance theory and technique and specializes in improvisational composition and performance. Body-Presence: Lived Experience of Choreography and Performance, her phenomenological-hermeneutic study involving work with noted artist Deborah Hay and two Philadelphia-based dance artists, is published by Lambert Academic Publishing. She is also co-author on several published papers about the potentials and challenges of collaborative interdisciplinary teaching. Dr. Elkins is one of the founding members of Foursome, a collaborative arts ensemble in Philadelphia. Other performance work includes Quick Change, an improvisational dance-theatre collage with colleague Paule Turner, as well as various projects with artists including Grace Mi-He Lee, Tania Isaac, and Merian Soto. Her current research focuses on the philosophy and use of play in education, as well as how the arts festival, Prospect New Orleans, can be used as a model of urban regeneration. Dr. Elkins received her Ph.D. in Dance from Temple University.