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Roxane Fenton

Roxane Fenton received her Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory from the University of California, Riverside.  Her dissertation, titled “Circuits of Representation: Figure Skating and Cultural Meaning in U.S. Popular Culture,” examines the interactions among television broadcasts of skating, skating and judging practice, and the Internet activities of skating fans.  She has a B.A. in history, German and Humanities from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, and a B.A. in dance from the University of Minnesota.  In June 2007, she presented at “Re-Thinking Practice and Theory/Repenser pratique et théorie” a joint conference of the Society of Dance History Scholars and the Committee on Research in Dance, hosted by Le Centre National de la Danse in Paris, France.  Her paper “Framing the Stars: Reality Television and Dancing Celebrities” was part of the panel, “So You Think You Can Analyze Dance?”  Ms. Fenton also teaches at California State University Long Beach and has taught at the University of California, Riverside, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Texas at Austin.  She is a modern dancer, improviser, and contact improviser.