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Zoey November

Zoey November

Zoey November

Graduate Teaching Associate


316 Sullivant Hall
1813 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Disability Culture
  • Environmental Justice
  • Improvisation and Performance


  • BA in Dance, University of Vermont
  • BS in Natural Resources, University of Vermont

I am interested in dance that empowers people and fulfills the needs of local communities. Within that lens, my work is centered around expanding the definition of a professional dancer: 

Who do they look like?
What do we expect from them? 
What assumptions do we make?  

Disability culture and the aesthetic of disability are driving factors in my dance research. Through my work as an educator, I am focused on expanding access and reducing ableism, racism, sizism, and other systemic biases in the field of contemporary dance. As an artist, I work in collaboration with dancers of diverse backgrounds, and I am particularly drawn to create work with and for other disabled dancers, artists, and musicians engaging in art-making as advocacy. My research interests are also informed by my background working in Natural Resources, investigating tensions exacerbated by the climate crisis while sculpting experiences that invite people to repair and engage in productive dialogue, facilitating action and change through workshops and performances. 

Zoey November earned her B.A. in Dance with a minor in Special Education from the University of Vermont. Her work has received numerous awards and recognition, and has been selected for adjudication and performance at the American College Dance Association and the Columbus City Dance Showcase. She has taught for the OhioDance Festival, as well as for Corpuscule Danse (Montreal's first physically integrated dance company) and Improvisation, Contemporary, and Social Forms for Disabled dancers throughout Vermont.