Dr. Aimee Glocke earned her M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA and her Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University. As a dancer trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, modern, and African dance, Dr. Glocke has studied at Edge Performing Arts Center; Millennium Dance Complex; Koresh Dance Center; Broadway Dance Center; Steps; Alvin Ailey; Pacific Northwest Ballet; the Annual International Authentic Katherine Dunham Technique Seminar; and Alonzo King’s Lines Dance Center. She was a principal dancer in the Neo-Classical Ballet Company, Ballet 7220 (now Reformation Dance Company). As a scholar, she has published in The Encyclopedia of Black Studies; Ofo: Journal of Transatlantic Studies; Overcoming Adversity: Stories from Generation X Faculty; The Huffington Post; Diverse Issues in Higher Education; co-edited The Journal of Pan African Studies’ Special Edition on African/Black Dance; and has upcoming articles in The Western Journal of Black Studies and Black Commentator. She also released a short documentary entitled Capturing the Highlights of the 31st Annual International Authentic Katherine Dunham Technique Seminar.