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Dance Research & Publications


“Juanita Pitts: Race, Gender, and the Female Hoofer.” In Dancing The African Diaspora, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz. Duke University Press, 2019.


“Tap and Modernity,” “Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and Modernism,” “John W. Bubbles and Modernism.” In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. 



“Tap Dancing: Reports of Our Death Have Been Grossly Exaggerated: A Review of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Brian Seibert.” In The Los Angeles Review of Books. September 18, 2016


Editor, Tap Dance in America: A Twentieth-Century Chronology of tap performance on stage, film, and media, by Constance Valis Hill. Database published by Library of Congress, 2016.


Co-author with Susan Hebach. Rhythm Tap Teacher Training Manual: Copasetic Canon Curriculum, Levels 1 & 2, revised edition. New York: American Tap Dance Foundation, 2016.



“Tap and Teeth: Virtuosity and the Smile in the Films of Bill Robinson and Eleanor Powell.” Dance Research Journal 46, no. 2 (August 2014): 21-37.


“Juanita Pitts: A Biographical Sketch.” Unpublished manuscript.



“John W. Bubbles.” Dance Heritage Coalition’s Exhibit America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures, 2012. 


“Savion Glover and the Authenticity Wars: Improvisational Soloist vs. Ensemble Choreographer.” Unpublished paper.

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