Mark Broomfield

Assistant Professor of Dance Studies

Brodie 163
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Mark Broomfield is a scholar/artist who has danced with the repertory company Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, performing in leading works by some of the most diverse and recognized African American choreographers in the American modern dance tradition that include: Talley Beatty, Katherine Dunham, Eleo Pomare, Donald McKayle, David Rousseve, and Ronald K. Brown. He also danced with Houlihan and Dancers, Snappy Dance Theater and apprenticed with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Professor Broomfield’s research interests include: Critical Dance Studies; Performance Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Feminist Theory; Queer Theory; Masculinity Studies; African American Studies; Black Diasporas; Critical Race Theory; Oral History; Ethnography; Western Theatre Dance History and Theory; Dance in Non-Western Cultures; Dance Education and Pedagogy; Dance Technique (Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Afro-Caribbean); Choreography; and Composition.

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Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies, University of California, Riverside
  • M.F.A. in Dance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor