Cynthia Roses-Thema

Principal Lecturer MY
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

Dr. Cynthia Roses-Thema’s career in the performing arts spans responsibilities as  a principal ballerina, artistic director, choreographer, master teacher, journalist, actor, and entrepreneur. Based upon this wide variety of accomplishments, the current emphasis for Dr. Roses-Thema, as principal lecturer, is  advocating  for an understanding of how the moving human body thinks AS it moves.  Courses that she has designed and taught at Arizona State University encompass: wellness through physicalizing tensegrity, physical thinking through walking, the condition of the body in society and writing the creating body. Her fourth book: Floating Bones: A Dancer’s Tensegretic Body as Teacher chronicles her journey into tensegrity imparting an in-depth understanding of how a dancer relates to her body via the geometry of relationships tensegrity provides. Dr. Roses-Thema has two teminal degrees, an MFA in dance and PhD in rhetoric and composition. She continues to pursue inquiries into theorizing and articulating the experience of movement; teaching creatively and personably in the online environment; using rhetorical/sociological frameworks to analyze the creative arts; and, communicating her ideas for  a 21st century ballet pedagogy that is healthy and socially informed.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Rhetoric and Composition, Arizona State University 2007. Dissertation: "Reclaiming the Dancer: Embodied Perception in a Dance Performance." Committee: Maureen Goggin, chair, Sharon Crowley and Patricia Webb, Arizona State University.
  • M.F.A. Arizona State University 2003. Thesis: "Dance on the Inside: A Reflective Look at the Dance Students Perspective  and Bodymind Awareness." Committee: Mila Parrish, chair, Pamela Matt and Melissa Rolnick
  • B.F.A. (Summa Cum Laude), College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Ohio 1983

Certificates:

  • Advanced Certificate to teach English as a Second Language High Pass, University of Arizona 2010
  • Basic Certificate to teach English as a Second Language High Pass, University of Arizona 2009

 

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
DCE 203 The Walking Body
DCE 303 The Body Condition(ed)
DCE 331 3rd-Yr Movement Practices II
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 505 Writing the Creating Body
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
DCE 203 Walk this Way
DCE 230 2nd-Yr Movement Practices I
DCE 303 The Body Condition(ed)
DCE 330 3rd-Yr Movement Practices I
DCE 405 Rhetorical Moves
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
DCE 131 First-Year Movement Practi II
DCE 203 Walk this Way
DCE 303 The Body Condition(ed)
DCE 331 3rd-Yr Movement Practices II
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 505 Rhetorical Moves
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
DCE 203 Walk this Way
DCE 230 2nd-Yr Movement Practices I
DCE 303 The Body Condition(ed)
DCE 330 3rd-Yr Movement Practices I
DCE 405 Rhetorical Moves
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
DCE 131 First-Year Movement Practi II
DCE 303 The Body Condition(ed)
DCE 331 3rd-Yr Movement Practices II
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 505 Rhetorical Moves
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 203 Walk this Way
DCE 230 2nd-Yr Movement Practices I
DCE 303 The Body Condition(ed)
DCE 330 3rd-Yr Movement Practices I
DCE 405 Rhetorical Moves
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 203 Walk this Way
DCE 230 2nd-Yr Movement Practices I
DCE 303 The Body Condition(ed)
DCE 330 3rd-Yr Movement Practices I
DCE 405 Rhetorical Moves
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project

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