Professor Christy Adair
Professor of Dance Studies
Teaches on modules: Theories & Contexts Modules, Creative
Studies Practice Modules, Dance Histories in the Making and
Independent Research Projects.
Christy Adair is Professor of Dance Studies at York St John
University. She has taught on undergraduate and postgraduate
programmes at Hull University, Leeds University and the Northern
School of Contemporary Dance. She has facilitated dance and
performance projects and writes for a range of magazines and
journals She is Author of Dancing the Black Question: The Phoenix
Dance Company Phenomenon (Dance Books: 2007) and Women and Dance:
sylphs and sirens (Macmillan, 1992).
Her research interests developed in Women and Dance: sylphs and
sirens (Macmillan, 1992) continue to focus on gender and ethnicity
in relation to dance studies and performance. Her book Dancing the
Black Question: the Phoenix Dance Company Phenomenon (Dance Books,
2007) offers a significant critique of issues related to
contemporary performance. An outcome of this research was her CETL
Teaching Fellowship which offered the opportunity to apply some of
this research to new modules. Currently, Christy Adair’s
research interests focus on the development of contemporary dance
in East Africa.