Maura Donohue, Assistant Professor
7th Floor, Thomas Hunter Hall
Office Hours: Thursdays 12-1
Courses taught: FALL 09: Dance, Dancer, and The Audience (Dance and Culture), Lec/Dem Touring Group, Fundamentals of Contemporary Technique. SPRING 10: Dance, Dancer, and The Audience (Dance and Culture), Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance, Composition
|Maura Nguyen Donohue was born in
Saigon, Vietnam and raised in the US. In 1995, she founded Maura Nguyen
first appearance at DTW as part of Fresh Tracks. Her work has toured extensively across the US and to Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark,Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. In NYC, she has been commissioned and produced several times by Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, and Mulberry St. Theater (now Chen Dance Center). As artistic advisor for DTW’s Mekong Project, Donohue curated and facilitated international exchange and residency programs for Asian diaspora artists in the US and Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. She writes for Culturebot, served as guest editor for Critical Correspondence's University Project, served as advisor and Asian Bureau Chief for The Dance Insider from 2000-2009 and has also written for Dance Magazine, American Theater Journal and HK Dance Journal. She serves on the Boards of DTW and Congress on Research in Dance. She was an Assistant Professor of Dance at Queens College, a teaching fellow at Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and began as an Assistant Professor of Dance at Hunter College this past September. She holds both a BA in Anthropology and Dance (92) and an MFA in Dance (08) from Smith College . She has two children and prefers riding her bike to school.
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