Honors Program

Honors in Theatre and Dance

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Cara Harker

Thesis Professor Department

Theatre and Dance

Thesis Reader(s)

Melissa Shafer


Throughout history, dance is a powerful tool for expression of self or community. Art, especially dance, became a way to react to societal shifts and stalemates through means of storytelling. Through my choreography, I used history of modern dance such as the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan, an incredibly influential choreographer, Martha Graham, and her famous protege, Merce Cunningham. I used a combination of their methodology to choreograph my intrapersonal journey with dance and life.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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