Stacy Reischman Fletcher

Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance

Stacy Reischman Fletcher, originally from California, loves making dances. She started on this path while receiving her B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She then earned her M.F.A. in directing from Labanotated score from The Ohio State University. Stacy has performed and shown her work throughout California and the Midwest, in New York City, Chicago, and for the past decade in Hattiesburg. At USM, she enjoys teaching modern dance technique, dance composition, Senior Capstone, thesis writing and Labanotation.

Before coming to the South, Fletcher was on the faculty at The Ohio State University, Kenyon College, Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio, and at BalletMet, Columbus. She has directed the works of Doris Humphrey, Senta Driver, and Vera Blaine. She has performed the works of such noted choreographers as Mel Wong, Victoria Uris, Merce Cunningham, Tandy Beal, and Ron Brown and has appeared with BCQ Dance and Total Theatre, Inc.

Fletcher’s bias in movement reflects her training in the Cunningham, Humphrey/Limon, and Alexander techniques that have been infused with her interest in strength, risk-taking, musicality, and exploring range of motion. Most recently, Mrs. Reischman Fletcher has explored choreography as a process that extended beyond the length of one choreographic work. Her evening length concert, “Have You Passed Through this Night” a new mythology on dance” premiered in 2010. For this project, she received the USM Innovation Award for Creative Research.