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Dance Research & Publications


“Juanita Pitts: Race, Gender, and the Female Hoofer.” In The Oxford Handbook of Black Dance, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz. Oxford University Press.


“Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and Modernism,” “John W. Bubbles and Modernism" in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernist Dance, edited by Allana Lindgren. Taylor and Francis.



"Tapping the Margins: Feminist Research in Tap History." Dance Chronicle, (March 18, 2024), 1–26. (read-only)


Book review of Behind the Screen: Tap Dance, Race, and Invisibility During Hollywoods' Golden Age by Brynn W. Shiovitz. In Los Angeles Dance Chronicle, March 25, 2024



Co-author with Susan Hebach. Rhythm Tap Teacher Training Manual: Copasetic Canon Curriculum, Levels 1 & 2, revised edition. New York: American Tap Dance Foundation, 2014-2021.


Book review: “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.



“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 Unpublished manuscript.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. 


"Queer Vaudeville: An Intersection of Race, Gender, History, and Sexuality in Tap Dance." Unpublished thesis for Masters of Fine Arts in Dance, Hollins University, 2010.


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 Unpublished paper.

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