Anna Jayne Kimmel

Anna Kimmel

Anna Jayne Kimmel

Assistant Professor, Dance


Building XX 814 20th Street, NW, Office 109 Washington DC 20052


Anna Jayne Kimmel is a performance studies scholar invested in the intersection of legal humanities and dance studies, with particular attention to francophone histories and moments of public assembly. As a dancer, Kimmel has performed the works of Ohad Naharin, Trisha Brown, John Jasperse, Francesca Harper, Olivier Tarpaga, and Susan Marshall, amongst others. In 2019, she devised SOLI, an evening length dance which centered experiences from death row, and remains committed to decarceral efforts.


Kimmel holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Stanford University in Performance Studies, with minors in Anthropology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Her scholarship appears Dance Research Journal, Performance Research, Lateral, The Drama Review (TDR), and The Brooklyn Rail, as well as various edited volumesShe serves on the board of Performance Studies International and is an Associate Editor for Performance Research.