Dr. Ilana Morgan

Assistant Professor of Dance

Dr. Ilana Morgan's headshot

Ilana Morgan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dance, researches dance education as social justice with incarcerated and detained youth, focusing on dance experiences and choreography as an expressive and restorative practice. Her research in dance education and advocacy considers issues of confinement and freedom, governmental approaches to rehabilitation, juvenile justice, autonomy, democracy, and trauma-informed pedagogy. She has published articles in the Journal of Dance Education, the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship, and has a chapter in Dance Education and Responsible Citizenship: Promoting Civic Engagement through Effective Dance Pedagogies. At TWU she teaches dance pedagogy and theory courses, coordinates the MA in Dance and the BA in Dance with Teacher Certification, mentors student teachers, and advises PhD and MA students. She is also the Director of TWU’s Community Dance Center which provides low-cost, high-quality dance classes for Denton community members.

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