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Juliet McMains, PhD

Professor, Department of Dance
University of Washington


My scholarship focuses on social dance practices of the Americas with particular emphasis on Latin American and Afro-diasporic traditions. Much of my work examines how commodification and globalization alter dance traditions and shape public (mis)perceptions about Latinness.

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Dance for Camera

Through digital choreography, I translate the intimacy and playfulness of social partner dancing to screen dances that speak to the beautiful messiness of discovering self in relationship to another.

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