ICKL Research Panel Member, 2016-2019
Victoria Watts, Chair of Dance at Cornish College of the Arts and newly elected as a Fellow, is a dance educator, scholar and activist whose professional engagements have spanned Europe, North America, and Australia. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from George Mason University, an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University, and a BA (Hons) Dance in Society from the University of Surrey. She is certified to Advanced level in Labanotation and Benesh Movement Notation. Her doctoral thesis combined her interests in visual culture and theories of embodiment with a comparative analysis of four scores of Balanchine’s Serenade in an investigation of the ways movement notation systems encode changes in embodied subjectivity. She has published on notation in Dance Research and Dance Chronicle.