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Keval Kaur Khalsa

Professor of the Practice Emerita of Dance
Dance Program
2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705
Rubenstein Arts Center 209K, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0685


My spiritual path is that of a Sikh, which translates as “student”. As a life-long learner, my research focus is embodied, experiential education, particularly that which promotes social change. I am interested in ways that dance, theater and yoga can be used as tools for personal and social transformation, particularly with communities often identified as “at risk”. Current research projects include:
• a BASS Connections-supported study of the effects of a regular yoga practice on middle school students in Orange County, NC,
• the use of interactive theater to address issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual health.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of the Practice Emerita of Dance · 2021 - Present Dance Program, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Ohio State University · 1981 M.A.