Creating National Access to Digital Dance Resources

The director of Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, Rebecca Salzer, has created a project that brings together a working group of nineteen dance artists, educators, scholars, archivists, and legal and systems design specialists to create and facilitate more centralized, accessible, equitable, and forward-thinking dance resources online.  After holding a national symposium in CARI’s Maxwell Hall, the project is concluding its planning phase and seeking funding for the implementation of an online prototype. This project is supported by an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement grant.


Rebecca Salzer, Associate Professor of Dance;

Melanie Aceto, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance;

Meg Brooker, Associate Professor of Dance;

Harmony Bench, Associate Professor of Dance;

Patrick Corbin, Associate Professor of Practice;

Alison D’Amato, Associate Professor of Practice;

Shana Habel, Arts Specialist;

Sybil Huskey, Professor of Dance;

Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law Emeritus;

Eugenia Kim, Co-founder of Leonardo21 Creative Consulting Ltd;

Hannah Kosstrin, Associate Professor of Dance;

Sali Ann Kriegsman, former president of the Dance Heritage Coalition;

Anne Ladyem McDivitt, Digital Humanities Librarian for the University of Alabama Libraries;

Susan McGreevy-Nichols, Executive Director of the National Dance Education Organization;

Laura Pettibone Wright, Choreography Researcher;

E. Gaynell Sherrod, Fulbright-Hayes scholar in dance historical research;

Libby Smigel, Dance Curator and Archivist;

Imogen Smith, Director of Archiving and Preservation at Dance/USA;

Lynne Weber, Executive Director of the Dance Notation Bureau