Assistant Professor - Contemporary Dance
Ph.D. Dance Education and Cultural Studies, Temple University - 2007
M.F.A. Performance and Choreography, University of Michigan - 2003
B.A. Political Science, Spelman College - 1999
Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Bowdoin College where she served as a Visiting Professor. There she has taught Afro-modern, Cultural Choreographies, jazz, ballet, and African-derived Dances in America. She also served as the choreographer for the fall musical production of The Pajama Game. She was awarded the Future Faculty Fellowship from Temple University, in Philadelphia, in 2007. At Temple, she completed her Ph.D. with a focus on Dance Education and Cultural Studies. Originally from San Francisco, her love for dance developed at her community recreation center, and later at the School of the Arts High School. She received her BA Degree in Political Science from Spelman College in 1999 and completed her M.F.A. in Performance and Choreography at the University of Michigan in 2003. Nyama is committed to dance education for at-risk youths and taught dance in public schools from 1999-2011.