[PAST EVENT] Face to Face International: Carrie Cooper & Leah Glenn

February 22, 2022
Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room
200 S Boundary St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Photos of Carrie Cooper and Leah Glenn on poster for face to face international

Teresa Longo, Executive Director of the Reves Center, hosts Dean of Libraries Carrie Cooper and Frances L. And Edwin L. Cummings Professor of Dance and Africana Studies Leah Glenn for an unscripted conversation about questions that matter in the world. By putting smart people together and asking them good questions stimulating connections will emerge.

Carrie Cooper was appointed Dean of University Libraries at William & Mary in August 2011. During her time with the university, she has overseen exciting renovations to the university’s main library, developed innovative faculty collaborations, and raised over $22 million for the campus libraries. Prior to coming to W&M, Carrie served as Dean of Libraries at Eastern Kentucky University. She previously served as the library's coordinator of research and instruction. Before joining EKU, she worked as an elementary school teacher and a high school librarian. A native of Florida, Carrie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Florida State University and her master's degree in library and information services from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in educational policy, planning and leadership at William & Mary. Carrie is the mother of twin boys. She enjoys spending time with them and their labradoodle, Ginger.  

Leah Glenn received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Choreographic Theory and Production from Southern Methodist University as well as her Teacher's Certification in Labanotation from Ohio State University. Ms. Glenn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Management from Goucher College. While there, she performed as a soloist for artist-in-residence, Gary Masters, and was a member of the PATH modern dance company. Ms. Glenn has also received extensive training from Jacob's Pillow, the Chautauqua Institute and has worked with the Philadelphia Dance Company where she trained with Milton Meyers and Denise Jefferson. Prior to teaching at William & Mary Ms. Glenn was Assistant Professor and Head of Dance at Hampton University for two years. While at Hampton, she directed the Terpsichorean Dance Company and established the first African American chapter of the National Dance Association's Nu Delta Alpha Honor Society. Her choreography has been presented by William & Mary, Hampton University, the Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance and Colonial Williamsburg. Her reconstructions of Pearl Primus’ Bushasche Etude, the Parsons Etude, the Limon Etude, Anna Sokolow's Rooms Etude and Donald McKayle's Rainbow Etude have been presented by William & Mary. She has also reconstructed the Rainbow Etude at Southern Methodist University, Old Dominion University and Hampton University. Her most recent reconstructions include Lynchtown by Charles Weidman and a collaboration with Paul Taylor Dance Company member, Parisa Khobdeh on Taylor’s work entitled, The Word. In addition to her original work and historical reconstructions, Glenn also co-choreographed Journey of Destiny, the retelling of the settlement of Jamestown, which was part of the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Celebration. Several of her most recent works have been presented at the annual International Association for Blacks in Dance Conferences. Her company, Leah Glenn Dance Theatre, has presented concerts at the Katzen Museum, Dance Place, the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the closing event for the ASWAD (Association for the Study of Worldwide African Diaspora) Conference at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in November 2019. Glenn is currently presenting a series of Artist Talks promoting LGDT’s 2022 tour of performance at the Carver Community Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas, Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, CPRDE Theatre in Denver, Colorado and Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her role as Founder and Artistic Director of Leah Glenn Dance Theatre (LGDT), Glenn is a Full Professor completing her fifteenth year at William & Mary and was recently awarded the Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of Dance and Africana Studies.


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