Photo by Angela Jimenez
Janet Werther is a Level II Ph.D student in Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on theatres as spaces of intergenerational queer exchange, embodiment and identification in both closeted and contemporary queer performance, and dance and embodiment in musical theatre. Her article “Mary Wigman: Expressionist, feminist, theatre artist” was published in Studies in Musical Theatre. She is also a research fellow through the CUNY Center for Humanities, collaborating with Danspace Project on an upcoming performance platform for the Fall 2016 season. Janet continues to teach dance to children and teens in Brooklyn, NY and maintains a performance practice with the Ballez Company. She will be performing with the Ballez at La Mama, ETC this spring as part of the La Mama Moves! Dance Festival.