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 Ebright, Wanda   Name: Dr. Wanda K. W. Ebright
Title: Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. in Dance from Texas Woman’s University
MFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from Florida State University
BA in French from Memphis State University (now University of Memphis)
Office: 133 McLaurin Hall  
Phone: 803/323-4850
Classical ballet and pointe
Graham-based modern dance
Jazz dance
Dance history
History of dance in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
History of blacks in classical ballet

Wanda K. W. Ebright holds a PhD in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University, and a BA in French from Memphis State University. Dr. Ebright serves as Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Winthrop University. Prior to this appointment, she served as Coordinator of the Dance Program and the Visual & Performing Arts major at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC, where she taught all levels of classical ballet, pointe, Graham-based modern, and jazz dance. She is Artistic Director of The Wanda Project, a ballet-based contemporary dance company, and her research is focused on the history of dance in historically black colleges and universities. She is a former President of the South Carolina Dance Association and has helped to revise state K-12 dance curriculum standards in both Georgia and South Carolina. Her choreography has been performed in Charlotte’s Festival in the Park, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (SC), Arts Alive! Festival (SC), Panoply Choreography Festival (AL), and the Denver Independent Choreographers Project (CO), and was featured this past spring in the Atlanta Fringe Festival (GA).

Dr. Ebright is a very active guest teacher, providing master classes and workshops in middle and high schools in the southeastern United States, as well as conferences such as the National High School Dance Festival; the SC Dancing Festival; the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD) Convention; the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) Conference.
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