Tristan E. Koepke

Assistant Professor of Dance



Pettigrew Hall, Room 203


Tristan Koepke (he/him/his) is a dancer, educator, choreographer, and Rolfer®. He holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is Associate Director of the Young Dancers Workshop at the Bates Dance Festival. He has performed in contemporary and experimental dance works by Chris Schlichting, Vanessa Anspaugh, luciana achugar, Cally Spooner, Doug Varone, Kendra Portier, Heidi Henderson, and was a member of Zenon Dance Company from 2011-2019. His current areas of research include somatic phenomenology in dance performance, hauntology and semio-capitalism, historicizing bodies and somatic practices within multidisciplinary fields of inquiry, and situating liberation work within the fields of dance and somatic education.