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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Jenefer Davies

Assistant Professor of Dance

Lenfest B05
(540) 458-8281

Artistic Director of W&L Repertory Dance Company



B.A., Theatre Arts, Hollins College 1991
M.F.A., Dance, The George Washington University 1996
M.A.L.S., Performing Arts, Hollins University 2004


Research and performance interests include post modern dance composition including aerial technique, technology, and text in movement, exploration of the feminine aesthetic, using video/computer technology to create authentic movement and making site-specific work. I advise Nu Delta Alpha, the national honor society in dance, and am Artistic Director of the W&L Repertory Dance Company.


Danc 110     W&L Repertory Dance Company
Danc 120     Introduction to Contemporary Modern Dance
Danc 130     Contemporary Dance Observation and Analysis
Danc 220     Contemporary Modern Dance Composition
Danc 225     Intermediate Contemporary Modern Dance
Danc 230     Musical Theatre Dance
Danc 240     Contemporary Modern Dance History
Danc 330     Experiential Anatomy
Danc 390     Aerial Dance
Danc XXX    Head to Toe: using dance to teach traditional curriculum

Selected Publications

“The Feminine Aesthetic: Historical Truths and Contemporary Aspirations”  ICHPER-SD World Congress on Dance, Cairo, Egypt 1999

“Dance of Light and Shadow”  ICHPER-SD World Congress on Dance, Seoul, Korea 1997

"Dark and Light Matters: Dance and the Planetarium"  International
Planetarian Magazine
, California, September 1995

 “Soapbox Races”, Political Dance Video, Washington DC May 1995

“The experiential classroom: exploring/contributing to the aerial dance continuum.” National Dance Association Pedagogy, Jan 2010

Recent Modern Compositions

The Long Morrow
Anagrammed 2009 (collaboration with ShaLeigh Comerford)
Plastic Organics 2008 (collaboration with PlasticMusic)
Cruel Beauty 2008
Veil of ignorance (winner/ACDFA gala) 2007
Blame Game 2007

Recent Musical Choreography/Productions

W&L Repertory Dance Company Performance (2009)
The Secret Garden (2009)
Aerial Dance (2009)
W&L Repertory Dance Company Performance (2008)
Little Shop of Horrors (2008)
Kiss Me Kate (2007)
W&L Repertory Dance Company Performance (2007)
The Long Christmas Ride Home (2006)Work in Progress