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Britta Peterson

Professorial Lecturer Department of Performing Arts

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director, Dance Program
Britta Joy Peterson is a Minnesota native, where she grew up in the thriving Minneapolis arts community. As a dance maker, teaching artist, and scholar Peterson works primarily in contemporary and jazz forms with research interests in creative practices, performance pedagogy, and somakinesis. She specializes in dance for the theatrical stage with an extensive list of show credits in both choreographic and directorial roles. Peterson’s choreographic and performance work has been seen in from coast to coast, as well as abroad. She holds her BA in Dance and Communications, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College and her MFA in Dance, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University. Learn more about Peterson by visiting
Book Currently Reading
'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman and 'The Brain's Way of Healing' by Norman Doidge
CAS - Performing Arts
Katzen Arts Center - 238
Contact Info
(202) 885-1432 (Office)

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See Also
Dance Program


  • Summer 2017