Dancing Digital

Rebecca Salzer, Associate Professor of Dance and CARI’s Director, leads the NEH-funded Dancing Digital Project which works to create and facilitate more accessible, equitable, sustainable, and forward-thinking dance resources online. After a 2-year planning phase that included a symposium for nineteen dance artists, educators, scholars, archivists, and legal and systems design specialists, the project is now in its second phase; working to create a prototype online dance archive. Gesel Mason, artist, scholar, and Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Texas at Austin has joined the project as Co-Director, and her curated collection, No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers is serving as the test case for the prototype.




Key Personnel

Rebecca Salzer, MFA (Project Director), University of Alabama

Gesel Mason, MFA (Project Co-Director), University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Anne Ladyem McDivitt, University of Alabama

Carlson Coogler, MSE, University of Alabama

Patrick Motley, BA, University of Alabama

Molly Roy, MS, University of Texas at Austin



Advisory Group – Dancing Digital/No Boundaries

Melanie Aceto, MFA, University at Buffalo

Meg Brooker, MFA, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Eric Colleary, The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Alison D’Amato, University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Dr. Scott deLahunta, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, UK

Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, University of Georgia

Shana Habel, MA, Dance Advisor Los Angeles County Unified School District

Sybil Huskey, MFA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte/Video Collaboratory

Peter Jaszi, JD, American University Washington College of Law

Dr. Eugenia Kim, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong

Sali Ann Kriegsman, MA, independent dance scholar and arts administrator

Laura Pettibone Wright, MA, independent dance scholar 

Cori Olinghouse, MA, Bard College

Dr. E. Gaynell Sherrod, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Libby Smigel, Dance Archivist, Library of Congress

Dr. Marcos Steuernagel, University of Colorado Boulder

Lynne Weber, MBA, MSE, Executive Director, Dance Notation Bureau

Rachel E. Winston, MSIS, University of Texas at Austin