Azaria R. Baggett


Theatre and Dance

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Theatre and Dance
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MFA, Dance, Texas Woman's University
  • BA, Spanish, Georgia College and State University


  • Contact Improvisation
  • Modern/Contemporary Dance
  • Dance Appreciation
  • Jazz Dance
  • West African Dance Forms
  • Alternative Formats (Dance Film and Site Dance)

Professional experience

  • West African Dance forms, Instructor, Texas Woman's University
  • Research has been published in: Journal of Dance Education in Practice (DEip) 2019, and Journal of Dance Education (JODE) 2020
  • Research has been presented at numerous conferences including: World Dance Alliance Americas Conference (Puebla, Mexico), Symposium on Performance of the African Diaspora as Social Change (Milledgeville, GA), Conference on the Americas (Milledgeville GA), Women's Symposium (Milledgeville, GA)
  • Choreography has been presented at various venues and festivals including: Women in Dance Leadership Conference (Philadelphia, PA), Gospel Meets Jazz (Denton, TX), Every Woman Celebration (Denton, TX), Mobi Mini Fest-92Y Harkness Dance Center (New York, NY), Denton Black Film Festival (Denton, TX), Brave Arts Dance Festival (Stillwater, OK), Danceador's Lose Yourself to Dance Finalist, American College Dance Association 2015 and 2016

Research and professional interests

  • Dance as Social Awareness
  • Modern Dance of the African Diaspora
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Pedagogy

Other interests

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