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Leah Glenn

Frances L. And Edwin L. Cummings Professor of Dance and Africana Studies, Director of Dance Publicity and Visibility

Office: Adair Hall 404
Email: [[lfglen]]
Phone: 757-221-2782
Website: {{}}

Areas of Specialization

Choreography, Performance, Labanotation Reconstructions

Courses Taught

Modern, Ballet, Dance History

Student Advising

Orchesis Dance Company, Dance Minors


Leah Glenn received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Choreographic Theory and Practice from Southern Methodist University, her Teacher's Certification in Labanotation from Ohio State University, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Management from Goucher College. Ms. Glenn also worked with the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco) where she studied under Milton Meyers and Denise Jefferson. Prior to teaching at the College of William and Mary, Ms. Glenn was Assistant Professor and Head of Dance at Hampton University for two years. While at Hampton University, she directed the Terpsichorean Dance Company and established the first African American chapter of the National Dance Association's Nu Delta Alpha Honor Society. Her choreography has been presented by the College of William & Mary, Hampton University and the Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance. Her reconstructions of Pearl Primus’ Bushasche Etude, the Parsons Etude, the Limon Etude and Donald McKayle's Rainbow Etude have been presented by the College of William & Mary. She has also reconstructed the Rainbow Etude at Old Dominion University and Hampton University. Ms. Glenn collaborated with Parisa Khobdeh on reconstructing one of Paul Taylor’s works entitled The Word which was performed by William & Mary students in DANCEVENT 2013.  In addition to her original work and reconstructions, she also co-choreographed Journey of Destiny, the retelling of the settlement of Jamestown, which was part of the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Celebration. Several of her original works have been presented at the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and more recently on the Millennium Stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (2016)  and the Dance Place (2017) in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Glenn is an Associate Professor of Dance at William & Mary and the Artistic Director of Leah Glenn Dance Theatre (LGDT).