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Aaron Allen

Aaron Allen Jr

Assistant Professor


Aaron Allen, Jr. is a Contemporary dance artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee whose research and choreographic practices are centered around transformative ideologies rooted in identity, the African Diasporic lens, and the underground ball scene of the 1960s and 1980s. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Dance Performance from Middle Tennessee State University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Colorado Boulder. Thematically Aaron’s creative work toggles between his personal experiences, social justice issues, and African American history. These experiences, issues, and deeply rooted histories serve as a guide when creating, presenting, and discussing his work in various spaces.

  • MFA - University of Colorado Boulder (2018)
  • International Association of Blacks in Dance
  • National Dance Educators Organization

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Areas of Expertise

Choreography and Performance, Contemporary Modern, Contemporary Jazz, Composition, African Diasporic forms, House Dance Technique