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Patricia Downey

Patricia Downey

Professor

THEATRE

W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 184E

Phone: (605) 658-3491

Email: Patricia.Downey@usd.edu

Website: http://N.A.

Bio:

I was born and raised in Missouri. I am the Coordinator of Dance Curriculum and Instruction and teach the dance curriculum within the Musical Theatre Program and Dance Minor at the University of South Dakota.


Teaching Interests:

Dance, Movement, fitness, habits of mind, liberal education, dual function of content, visible learning, cognitive apprenticeship, choreography, neuroscience of learning, and tensegrity and fascial fitness in the training of dancers.


Research Interests:

Script analysis, dance and movement theory, development of intellectual character, and pedagogies supporting the dual function of content as it promotes the development of habits of mind characteristic of life-long, and liberal learning


Education:

  • Ph D, Theatre, University of Missouri, 2013
  • Certification, Stott Pilates, 2000
  • MA, Dance, The Ohio State University, 1983
  • MA, Theatre, Central Missouri State University, 1976
  • BS, Theatre and Speech, Missouri Western State University, 1975

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Certification: Critical Response Process, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

Grants:

  • Funding for guest choreographer Chet Walker, Center for Teaching and Learning USD. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2018)
  • Funding for guest artist Chet Walker, Center for Teaching and Learning USD. (2014 - 2014)

Publications:

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  • Downey, Patricia. An Exploratory and Descriptive Inquiry into the Relationship between the Goals of General Education and the Disciplinary Content in Acting for Non-majors coourses in Colleges and Universities in the United States...

Awards and Honors:

  • KCACTF Gold Medallion, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 5, 2021
  • Producer Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V Professional Auditions and Technical Interviews, Kennedy Center American Collage Theatre Festival, 2016
  • Musical Theatre Intensive 2015, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), 2015
  • Musical Theatre Intensive 2016, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), 2015
  • Belbas Larson Award for Teaching Excellence, Nominated by student, 2014
  • Chairperson, Council for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, 2012
  • Belbas Larson Award for Teaching Excellence, Nominated by department chair, 2009

Presentations:

  • Downey, Patricia K.. Contextualizing the artisitic work of Bob Fosse. Presented at the Musical Theatre History, Columbia, MO. (March 2019)
  • Downey, Patricia. "Ballroom to Broadaway". Presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region V 44th Festival, Ames, Iowa. (January 19, 2012)