Rashana Perks Smith
Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance
B.F.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.F.A., The Ohio State University
Rashana Perks Smith holds an M.F.A. in Dance at The Ohio State University with a focus on Choreography and Technology. Smith is the contributing author for the Vera J. Blaine Choreographic Resources website, an archival documentation of the teaching methods of Vera J. Blaine and an online teaching tool for dance educators. As the Artistic Director of Motor Dance, Smith presents choreographic research involving immersive and generative performance works as a means to examine community and identity. She teaches dance composition, technique, and history courses at OWU. Smith also serves as Artistic Director for the annual OWU dance concert, Orchesis.