Clare Croft

Professional Title

Assistant Professor of Dance

Department

Dance

About

Clare Croft is a dance theorist and historian, and sometimes a dramaturg and curator. She is the author of Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange (Oxford 2015), and the editor and curator of the anthology and website, Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings (Oxford 2017). She is also founder and curator of Daring Dances, a program based in southeastern Michigan that considers how dance making and viewing can lead us into necessary, difficult conversations. Croft is Associate Professor of Dance & American Culture at the University of Michigan.

Research Interests

activism
art
community-based research
ethnicity
humanities
LGBTQ
race
transgender
history