Annalise Boydston is a queer feminist performer, choreographer, researcher, and educator based in Denton, Texas. She holds a BFA in Dance from University of North Texas and an MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Her choreographic and pedagogical research interests are grounded in feminist and queer theory. She engages with personal narrative, identity, and resistance against gender and sexuality norms. As a graduate student, her research culminated into a choreographic project titled What We Have (2021), which investigated queer identity and relationships among an evolving landscape of meaning. She is excited to continue her research as an adjunct instructor at University of North Texas.
Annalise has performed in numerous productions, including: faculty concerts, conferences such as American College Dance Association (ACDA), and benefit galas. She has performed in works by Carl Flink and Black Label Movement, Shelley Cushman, Whitney Geldon, and Reyna Mondragon. Currently, she is a company member of the Jordan Fuchs Company and TranScend Motion, the latter of which she serves as the assistant director.
Her work has been presented on stages across North Texas. Her recent collaborative work with Sarah Tran of TranScend Motion, titled Undercurrent (2022), was presented at the Texas Woman’s University dance concert, DanceMakers, and the Tarrant County College faculty and guest artist concert, Merge. At present, she is collaborating with TranScend Motion company members on a new work.