Theater and Dance

  • Photo of Bailey Anderson
  • Photo of Bailey Anderson

Bailey Anderson

Bailey is an activist, artist, scholar, and teacher who mediates knowledge through the body. Bailey has performed with David Gordon’s Pick up Company, Nicholas Leichter Dance, and Emily Johnson’s Catalyst and their work has been presented at the Canadian Society for Dance Studies, Sans Souci Dance Film Festival, American College Dance Association, in London at the Society for Dance Research, and at the Body-Mind Centering Association Conference.

As a research fellow at the New York Public Library Bailey began an long term archival project titled: “Emotions and Mental Health: Disability Aesthetics in Early Modern Dance.” Bailey’s choreography and process centers around the diverse experiences and knowledge that comes from disability identity. An undercurrent of their creative and pedagogical work is working towards creating a socially just society and dance culture through choreographic practices and research. 

Bailey received a BA in Dance and History from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and an MFA in Dance Choreography with a emphasis in Disability Studies and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. 



Theater and Dance


M.F.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities   


The Thinking Body: Somatic Theory and Practice   

Introduction to Dance  

Modern Dance: All Levels 

Dance Repertory  

Dance Composition   



Research Interests

Disability Studies

Queer Theory

Aging Studies

Social Justice as Practice

Community Engagement.