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Alyssa Stover

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Alyssa Stover

Graduate Teaching Associate


316 Sullivant Hall
1813 N High St
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Burlesque
  • Yoga
  • Ballet
  • Dance history
  • Dance education


  • MA Dance Theories & Practices, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • BFA Dance and History, Tulane University

Alyssa Stover is a 4th year doctoral candidate in the Department of Dance. She holds an MA in Dance Theories and Practices from UNC Greensboro and a BFA, cum laude, in Dance and History from Tulane University. She also holds an RYT 200 hour yoga teaching certification and has extensive experience teaching yoga, ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance to students ages 6-75. Her research focuses on neo-burlesque performance and gender, race, class, and sexuality, alongside interests in pop culture studies, feminist and queer theory. Before coming to OSU, she taught dance at Loyola University New Orleans while performing and choreographing in the New Orleans dance community. She has performed as a company member or guest artist with ballet, contemporary, and folk/social dance companies, and has been fortunate enough to be able perform across the United States, as well as Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.