2015 Messing Award: James Robey will advance teaching of dance in global context

| May 15, 2015
James Robey, associate professor and chair of the Department of Dance, was honored at the 2015 Commencement Dinner as the recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award.

James Robey, associate professor and chair of the Department of Dance, was honored at Webster University’s commencement dinner on May 8 as the recipient of the 2015 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award.

Since 1977, the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for a summer activity that strengthens his or her curriculum and that improves the teaching/learning experience. The award provides the resources for a Webster University faculty member to complete international research projects and infuse the results of their studies into their curricula and teaching. Faculty proposals are peer-reviewed by an appointed University committee.

Destinations: Singapore, Thailand & Rome

This year’s Messing Award recipient is James Robey, associate professor and chair of the Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Robey was invited by Singapore’s Centre Stage School of the Arts to teach a one‐week intensive Teacher Training Workshop and Master Classes this summer. The school is one of a dozen international dance and performing arts schools that implement the Jazz Dance Technique and Syllabus that Robey created in 2010.

He will also visit the Webster Thailand campus to teach Dance as an Art Form, and accept an invitation to collaborate and perform at the Roma Fringe Festival in Rome. The three experiences will help him advance his own teaching of dance in a global context, model global citizenship for Webster students, and represent Webster in international performance settings.

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