Ryan Rockmore

Ryan Rockmore

Ph.D. in Culture and Performance

Ryan Rockmore is a queer flamenco dancer-researcher, an educator, and a second-year doctoral student in World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. His creative and academic pursuits focus on sonic corporealities, flamenco historiography, and antiracist/abolitionist praxis. He is particularly attuned to how we not only see or watch dancing bodies, but hear and listen to them. Prior to UCLA, Rockmore was a Spanish teacher and a diversity, equity, and justice practitioner in New York City, as well as a member of Dance/NYC's Junior Committee. He has also previously received support from the Fulbright Commission, Jerome Foundation, and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana for research and artistic development in Europe and New York. Rockmore continues to create solo experimental flamenco works and collaborate on full-length performances with his New York-based, contemporary flamenco company, Al Margen Flamenco.

Areas of Interest

Dance studies; sound studies; performance studies; dance anthropology; queer theory; practice-based research; critical disability studies; critical race studies; critical ethnography


  • PhD Culture and Performance, UCLA (in progress)
  • MA Dance Anthropology, University of Roehampton
  • BS Foreign Language Education (Spanish), New York University
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