Mary Alice “Buff” Brennan

Mary Alice “Buff” Brennan, Ph.D.,CMA Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison, joined the faculty/staff of the Dance Program in 1967 and has served as chair of the program three times since then. Her research articles on creativity in dance and the movement analysis of dance style have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Creative Behavior, Research Quarterly of Exercise and Sport, Perceptual Motor Skills, Dance: Selected Research, Dance and Technology and Researching Dance: Evolving Modes of Inquiry. She was the 1985 National Dance Association Scholar and has twice been a Fulbright Scholar to India. She co-coordinated the first International Dance and Technology Conference in 1992 and is one of five arts faculty who developed the new Interarts and Technology degree program at the UW-Madison. During 1993-1995 she served as a member of the Dance Task Force that developed the National Standards for Dance in Education.  She has serves as a Board Member on the Wisconsin Dance Council, Hancock Center for the movement Arts and Therapies, and the Call for Peace Drum and Dance Company.