Samm Welser looking over shoulder
MFA Student

261 UCB
Dance Graduate Office
University Theatre Building, Room W1B55

Samm is a Pennsylvania native with a B.A. in Dance from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. While attending SRU she worked with artists such as Ursula Payne, Jennifer Keller, Teena Marie Custer, Helanius Wilkins and Marta Renzi. She is currently attending University of Colorado-Boulder as an MFA candidate where she is a Graduate Part Time Instructor teaching a lecture course entitled Dance and Popular Culture, as well as the Front of House Manager for the Theatre and Dance Department. Her research interests focus on a desire to decentralize the dance history canon, and create an equitable and non western approach to the teaching of dance history. She also has academic interests in the pedagogy of Hip Hop History. Choreographically, Samm is interested in creating autobiographical work that deals with the reclamation of  degrading language, and the reconciliation of dichotomous parts of identities.