Associate Professor McCain is a dancer, choreographer, cinematographer, and teaching artist. Her teaching focus at Ursinus includes creative process courses such as Improvisation, Composition, and Interdisciplinary Performance Seminar. Prof. McCain’s artistic work combines dance improvisation, site-specific exploration, dance cinematography, and digital projection technology. Her performance research investigates a sense of place within physical landscapes and how this shapes us as humans. Prof. McCain’s recent work has been performed and screened at the World Dance Alliance-Americas General Assembly, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, the University of Northern Colorado, Sans Limites Performance Series in New York City, Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival, and Ursinus College. As an active collaborative teaching artist, she is a member of the International Interdisciplinary Artist Consortium (facilitated by Peter Sciscioli) and concurrent faculty of the Moving Arts Lab based at Earthdance in Western Massachusetts; and a member of the dance.art.lab community founded by Barbara Dilley and based at Naropa University. Her interdisciplinary projects have earned her invitations to present at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, the Temple Critical Geography Conference, Hawaii International Conference for Arts and Humanities, and Boulder Experiments in Art and Technology at the Museum of Boulder. Prof. McCain holds an MFA in Dance and Choreography from University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in Dance and Theatre from the University of Montana.
M.F.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A., University of Montana