Wesleyan portrait of Nicole Lynn Stanton

Nicole Lynn Stanton

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dean of the Arts and Humanities

North College, 326

Professor of Dance

Dance Studios, 160 Cross St, 003

Professor, Environmental Studies

284 High Street,

Professor, African American Studies

1 Vine Street,


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BA Antioch College
MFA Ohio State University

Nicole Lynn Stanton

Nicole Stanton is a dance artist and educator. Through choreography and performance, she explores the intersections between personal, cultural, political and physical experiences with an eye towards celebrating the complexities of black cultures and creating platforms that cultivate community. Her artistic practice emphasizes collaboration, including work with historians, scientists, anthropologists, musicians and media artists.

She conceives of her creative research, which she calls "Dancing at the Crossroads," as a constellation of embodied and liberatory practices. The name alludes to the Crossroads mythology of the African Diaspora and suggests a nexus of different paths - a locus of both potential and danger. Her choreography weaves diverse vocabularies such as Contact Improvisation, Senegalese Sabar, Euro-American Release Technique and Cuban Orisha dancing; and it is grounded in varied theoretical perspectives including dance studies, critical race theory, and eco feminism.

She is the recent recipient of an Artist's Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, a Threads interdisciplinary artist's residency from the Albers Foundation, and a New England Choreographer's grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts. Find out more at: http://nicolestanton.net/

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