Texas Tech University

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, M.F.A.

Professor | Dance
Theatre and Dance

Email: genevieve.durham@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.3409

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro is the Interim Dean for the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts and Professor of Dance.  She continues to teach courses in and choreograph for the Dance program.

Durham DeCesaro's choreography has been commissioned by the University of Detroit-Mercy, Virginia Tech, Whitman College, Grand Valley State University, Old Dominion University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Spelman College, Repertory Dance Theatre of Texas, Atlanta's Zoetics Dance Company, Ballet Lubbock, and Oklahoma City's Perpetual Motion. Honorary presentations of her work include a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and American College Dance Association Gala performances at Florida State University, Hollins University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Durham DeCesaro has presented her peer-reviewed research at numerous national and international conferences and has published, with her research partner Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, in Forum: Qualitative Social Research, the International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, the Journal of Family Theory and Review,and the International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Professor Durham DeCesaro's and Dr. Sharp's co-authored book, Ordinary Wars: Doing Transdisciplinary Research, was published in 2016.  More recently, Durham DeCesaro's multidisciplinary production Remember This? A Pathway Toward Global Social Engagement with Dementia and Related Diseases, with Prof. Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston, was presented at the 2019 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles. 

From 2012 through 2018, Durham DeCesaro was the elected Director of the South-Central Region of the American College Dance Association and is now a Visiting Evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Dance. She is also a former Chair of the Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Review Panel and has served on the Ballet Lubbock and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Advisory Boards.  Durham DeCesaro continues to choreograph and perform professionally with Lubbock's Flatlands Dance Theatre.
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Degrees Held:

MFA Texas Woman's University

MA Texas Woman's University

BFA Southwestern at Georgetown