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Kate Mattingly

Executive Editor

Norfolk, VA

Kate Mattingly is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. Her own undergraduate degree from Princeton University is in the history and theory of architecture. Her MFA in Dance is from New York University, and her doctorate in per­formance studies with a designated emphasis in new media studies is from the University of California, Berkeley. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Village Voice, Dance and Pointe Magazines, the Washington Post, and the academic journals Performance Research, Mapping Meaning, Dance Chronicle, Convergence, International Journal of Screendance, Dance Research Journal, and the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. Her book about dance criticism, called Shaping Dance Canons, was published by the University Press of Florida in 2023. She co-edited an anthology called Antiracism in Ballet Teaching that will be published by Routledge in 2024.

Recent Writings:

Kate Mattingly, "Existence as Insistence: Dance Theatre of Harlem Chronicles an Organization’s Prescience," Dance Chronicle 46, no. 2 (2023), 159-163.

Kate Mattingly, "The Virginia Arts Festival Honors a Norfolk Jewel: Elbert Watson," VEER Magazine, June 2023.

Rebecca Chaleff, Michelle LaVigne, Kate Mattingly, "Writing about Ballet," Dance Magazine, May 19, 2023.

Kate Mattingly, "The Creative Process: JoAnn M. Hunter," Dance Magazine, May 2023 Print and online).

Kate Mattingly, "Relatable to the Future: Khalia Campbell and Patrick Coker discuss Alvin Ailey's Legacy," VEER Magazine, April 2023.

Kate Mattingly, "Three Women Make Swan Lake Shine: Nayara Lopes, Oksana Maslova, and Dayesi Torriente," VEER Magazine, March 2023.

Kate Mattingly, "Where I Belong: Four Leaders," Dance Magazine, February 2023 (print and online).

Kate Mattingly, "Dancing Power: Healing Hearts and Minds," VEER Magazine, February 2023.

Kate Mattingly, "Making Ballet Braver," VEER Magazine, January 2023.

Kate Mattingly, Keesha Beckford, Zena Bibler, Paige Cunningham, Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jehbreal Muhammad Jackson, “Ballet Pedagogy and a ‘Hard Re-Set’: Perspectives on equitable and inclusive teaching practices,” Dance Chronicle 46, no. 1 (2023).

Kate Mattingly, "A Magical Paradox: When Students become Teachers," VEER Magazine, November, 2022.

Kate Mattingly, "Jennifer's Archibald's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' premieres at Richmond Ballet," Dance Magazine, November 4, 2022.

Kate Mattingly, "'Not About Race Dance,' by Gerald Casel" (review) Theatre Journal 74, no. 3 (September 2022): 378-380.

Kate Mattingly,  “War & Choreography in the 20th and 21st centuries,” Milestones in Dance History, Routledge, 2022.

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