A dance studies scholar, Dr. Randall has presented her research nationally and internationally at conferences of the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), American Studies Association, and National Dance Education Organization. Her research interests are twentieth century dance history, European and American modernism, German dance studies, and critical race and gender studies. Her writing has been published in Dance Research Journal, Theatre Journal, Jahrbuch für Tanzforschung (Annal of Dance Research, Germany), Journal of Dance Education and the edited book New German Dance Studies.
As a performer and choreographer, Dr. Randall worked with the Bill Evans Contemporary Dance Company, Santa Fe Opera, Mark DeGarmo and Dancers, Rochester City Ballet, Dancing One Soul collective, Ann Vachon, and others. She performed historical reconstructions of works by modern dance icons Doris Humphrey, May O'Donnell and José Limón.
In her dance history courses, Dr. Randall makes innovative use of the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection, an archive of primary sources for modern dance. She served as the rehearsal director for Alwin Nikolais' masterwork Noumenon, performed by OU School of Dance students in 2009 and 2010 (See video documentary by OHIO Today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmnIZrg_1iQ).
Randall, Tresa. "Hanya Holm and an American Tanzgemeinschaft." New German Dance Studies. Edited by Susan Manning and Lucia Ruprecht. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2012. http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/59sxb3yg9780252036767.html.
Randall, Tresa. "Enlivening dance history pedagogy through archival projects." Journal of Dance Education 12.1 (2012). http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujod20/12/1.
Randall, Tresa. "Throwing Myself Back to That Time: Dancing in the Archive." Looking Back, Moving Forward. Society of Dance History Scholars Proceedings, 2008.
Randall, Tresa. "Dance and Locality: Hanya Holms Suche nach einem "amerikanischen Geist." Tanz Metropole Provinz. Ed. Yvonne Hardt and Kirsten Maar. 49 – 65. Jahrbuch Tanzforschung 17. Hamburg: LIT Verlag, 2007. http://www.gtf-tanzforschung.de/html/5.htm
Selected Conference Presentations
"Teaching Dancers to Think Historically: Multidisciplinarity in Dance History Pedagogy." Paper presented at the Congress on Research in Dance Special Conference, "Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy: Research and Practice," De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, June 2009.
"Dance at the Crossroads: Constructing American Dance." Paper presented at the 2008 American Studies Association Conference, "Integrative American Studies at the Crossroads," Albuquerque, NM, October 2008.
"Migration, Community, and Belonging: Hanya Holm." Paper presented at the 2007 Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) Conference, "Choreographies of Migration," at Barnard College, New York, NY, November 2007.
"Being With It: Dance Theory and Cultural Transfer in the Work of Hanya Holm." Paper presented at the 2007 SDHS/CORD conference, "Re-Thinking Practice and Theory," at the Centre National de la Danse, Pantin, France, June 2007.
Randall, Tresa, editor. Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy: Research and Practice. Proceedings of the Congress on Research in Dance Special Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, June 2009. University of Illinois Press, 2009. 361 pp.
Randall, Tresa, editor. Dance Studies and Global Feminisms. Proceedings of the Congress on Research in Dance 41st Annual Conference, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, November 2008. University of Illinois Press, 2008. 296 pp.
Ph.D., Dance Studies, Temple University, 2008
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, Temple University, 2008
MA, Dance History and Criticism, University of New Mexico, 2000
BA, Dance, Comparative Literature minor, Hamilton College, 1993
DANC 4710 Histories of Modern and Postmodern
DANC 3220/4220 Ballet Technique
DANC 3230 Advanced Composition