Melissa Britt

Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

Melissa Britt is an educator, socially-engaged practitioner, choreographer and performer. As a Clinical professor, she specializes in urban movement theories/practice and has been developing the urban curriculum and community engagement projects such as Urban Sol, an inter-disciplinary collaboration between the Schools of Film, Dance, Theatre and Music. Melissa also performs and choreographs for EPIK Dance Co., a street fusion dance company. With EPIK, she has assisted with  multiple full-length performances, teaching residencies, and building community partnerships.  Her scholarship investigates dance pedagogy, improvisation, and phenomenology using feminist theory. Other research topics and pedagogical approaches include community engagement, placemaking, and social justice in performance. 

Research Interests

Theories and Pedagogies for/of urban performance practices, global perspectives of hip hop/urban, community engagement, sustainability and cross-disciplinary collaboration within performance.

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 115 Yoga I
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 161 First-Yr Creative Practices II
DCE 171 First-Year Seminar II
DCE 484 Internship
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 598 Special Topics
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 130 First-Year Movement Pract I
DCE 233 Urban Movement Practices II
DCE 260 2nd-Yr Creative Practices I
DCE 333 Urban Movement Practices III
DCE 338 Urban Mvmnt Practices Ensemble
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 598 Special Topics
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 115 Yoga I
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 233 Urban Movement Practices II
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCE 130 First-Year Movement Pract I
DCE 360 Third-Yr Creative Practices I
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 598 Special Topics
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCE 115 Yoga I
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCE 133 Urban Movement Practices I
DCE 233 Urban Movement Practices II
DCE 333 Urban Movement Practices III
DCE 338 Urban Mvmnt Practices Ensemble
DCE 484 Internship
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCE 130 First-Year Movement Pract I
DCE 133 Urban Movement Practices I
DCE 260 2nd-Yr Creative Practices I
DCE 294 Special Topics
DCE 333 Urban Movement Practices III
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCE 115 Yoga I
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCE 133 Urban Movement Practices I
DCE 134 Postmodern Contemporary I
DCE 294 Special Topics
DCE 333 Urban Movement Practices III
DCE 484 Internship
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 534 Postmodern Contemporary
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 598 Special Topics
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 634 Postmodern Contemporary
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCE 133 Urban Movement Practices I
DCE 233 Urban Movement Practices II
DCE 260 2nd-Yr Creative Practices I
DCE 294 Special Topics
DCE 333 Urban Movement Practices III
DCE 460 Transition Project I
DCE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCE 118 Yoga/Pilates
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCE 133 Urban Movement Practices I
DCE 134 Postmodern Contemporary I
DCE 294 Special Topics
DCE 333 Urban Movement Practices III
DCE 484 Internship
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
DCE 133 Urban Movement Practices I
DCE 233 Urban Movement Practices II
DCE 260 2nd-Yr Creative Practices I
DCE 294 Special Topics
DCE 333 Urban Movement Practices III
DCE 460 Transition Project I
DCE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUS 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
MUS 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork