Ann Kilkelly

Ann Kilkelly

Professor - Performance Studies

Ann Kilkelly is a Professor of Theatre Arts and Women's Studies. She teaches a variety of performance and theater classes, women's studies seminars and undergraduate courses about community and culture, and tap classes.

As a dancer and historian, she sees her job as a researcher and collector of stories as a service to artists. This an art form that she loves and practices.

She sees art connected to community and social change.

Contact Me

(540) 231-7652
323 Henderson Hall (0141)
195 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Areas of Expertise

  • Production/Research Areas: Director/Producer, Dancer, Historical Tap Dance
  • Teaching Areas: Community Arts, Dramatic Literature, Dance and Movement, Women's Studies

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Utah
  • M.A., University of Utah
  • B.A., University of Minnesota

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of AlternateROOTS

Honors & Awards

  • American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap Preservation Award Recipient 2007
  • ​Received two Smithsonian Senior Fellowships for research in the National Museum of American History Archives Center and a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative research grant

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