Faculty & Staff

Ann Murphy Ann Murphy
Marty S. Metz Professorship
Associate Professor of Dance

At Mills since 2007

Office: Richards Lodge 107
Phone: 510.430.3301
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Faculty Office Hours Fall 2017
Days Time Room
 T 12:00-2:00 RL 107



Spring 2019 Schedule
Days Time Description Room
T 04:00PM-06:30PM DNC 288
Critical Acts
RICH 106
W 04:00PM-06:30PM DNC 250A
Thesis: Research Project
RICH 106
TH 04:00PM-06:30PM DNC 198/298/298
Dance Theater
RICH 106

  • MFA, Creative Non-Fiction, University of California, Riverside, 2011
  • BA, Women’s Studies, Minor in English Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1979. Highest Honors in Major, Distinction in General Scholarship
Courses Taught
  • DNC 001/101: Elementary Ballet
  • DNC 165/265: Modern to Contemporary Performance: History, Theory, and Practice
  • DNC 176: Dance Cultures
  • DNC 250A: Thesis Research
  • DNC 250B: Thesis: Writing
  • DNC 250C: Thesis: Concert
  • DNC 284: Choreographic Construction Project
  • DNC 288: Critical Acts
  • DNC 298: Dance Theatre in Traditional and Contemporary Performing Arts
  • COLL 060FF: From the Page to the Stage: Women and Dance Stories
Professional Interests

The role of the American West in the rise of 20th century dance; the screendance partnership of Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple; Africanist influences in the dance of Molissa Fenley; dance criticism; dance at the margins; contemporary ballet

Last Updated: 7/17/18