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Dance Faculty


Professor Victorian holds a BFA in Theater Arts and Dance from Howard University, a certificate in Shakespeare from the British Academy of Dramatic Arts at Oxford University in Oxford, England, and a Masters of Arts in Dance Education from Texas Woman's University. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Dance Studies at TWU with a focus on Black Girlhood Studies and African Diasporic Dance Traditions. 

Trained at the International School of Ballet in Cannes, France, the Academy of Theatrical Arts, and the Jones Haywood School of Ballet, she was a selected member of the Juilliard Experience at the Juilliard School and a scholarship recipient at the Alvin Ailey School in New York City. She has served as resident choreographer and assistant director at the Folger Shakespeare Theater (Washington, DC), company instructor, soloist, choreographer for Of Moving Colors Modern Dance Company (Baton Rouge), and founding member of the Dance Collective Baton Rouge. She is the former dance director at Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge and McKinley Middle Magnet Academic and Performing Arts School and is the founder of the first two chapters of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts in the state of Louisiana. She has served as an adjunct professor of jazz dance, ballet instructor, and ensemble choreographer at Louisiana State University and most recently held the position of Dance Instructional Specialist for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. For a complete bio and information on her current work and research, visit her website at


  • Susan Perlis
  • Master Ballet Instructor
  • Department of Fine and Performing Arts