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Renay Aumiller

Assistant Professor
Performing Arts
Elon University
United States of America


Renay Aumiller is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University. She is an artist and scholar specializing in contemporary modern dance technique and the creative process. Her research interests explore the intersection of technical vocabularies, performance, and movement invention with The Franklin Method somatic education. She crafts her choreography to research the human experience, specifically learned human behavior and its effects on locality, collaboration and association. She recently presented her choreography in various festivals including the American Dance Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival, WAXworks in Brooklyn, North Carolina Dance Festival, and the National College Dance Association Conference at the Kennedy center.

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Aumiller continues practice-based research of the creative process through her dance company, RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances. With this company, she choreographs dances for concert stages and alternative venues that have been presented in New York, Texas, Boston, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and across the state of North Carolina. RAD has gained momentum locally and regionally since its inception in 2010. RAD performed “Blood Moon” as a part of the 2016-17 North Carolina Dance Festival tour. She previously presented “Acquiring Dawn” as a part of the American Dance Festival’s Here and Now performance series, and created 4 self-produced evening length concerts that premiered in a traditional theater, music hall, arts collective, and an old Tobacco warehouse. Most recently, Aumiller explored the integration of the Franklin Method technique into her movement invention in her full length choreography project, "boneGlow", that premiered in June of 2017.

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