Jill Green

Jill Green

Dr. Green received her Ph.D. in Somatics and Movement Arts at The Ohio State University in 1993. At UNCG, she directs Graduate Studies and teaches DCE 230: Somatics, Dance 340: The Body and Motion in Dance, DCE 560: The Dancer’s Body, DCE 630: Advanced Body Theories and Practices, DCE 611: Dance the Phenomenon II, and DCE 661: Dance Pedagogy in Higher Education. Her current research focuses on socio-political (and gender) issues related to the body in dance and dance education. She was a former co-editor of Dance Research Journal and a 2003 Fulbright Scholar.

Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Green, J. (2012). Kinetic Awareness® for women with breast cancer: Somatic movement an aid to treatment. Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 4(2), 211-232.

Green, J. (2008). Les politiques et éthiques de la santé en éducation de la danse au Etats-Unis. In Fortin, S. (ed.), Les politiques et éthiques de la santé en éducation de la danse au Etats-Unis, (pp. 169-180) Presses de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Collection Santé.

Green, J. (2006). Kinetic Awareness TM Pedagogy: Elaine Summers and second generation practitioners. In Overby, L. Y. & Lepczyk, B. (eds.). Dance: Current Selected Research Volume V. (pp. 245-258). New York, NY: AMS Press.

Green, J. (2002-03). Foucault and the training of docile bodies in dance education. Arts and Learning, 19(1), 99-126.

Green, J. (2002). Somatic knowledge: The body as content and methodology in dance education. Journal of Dance Education, 2(4), 114-118.

Green, J. (2002).Somatics: A growing and changing field. Journal of Dance Education, 2(4), 11.

Green, J. (2001). Socially constructed bodies in American dance classrooms. Research in Dance Education, 2(2), 155-173 (peer reviewed).

Green, J. (2001). Emancipatory Pedagogy?: Women’s Bodies and the Creative Process in Dance. Frontiers, 21(3), 124-140.

Green, J. (2000). Power, service, and reflexivity in a community dance project. Research in Dance Education, 1(1), 53-67.

Green, J. (2000). Summer Dance Connections: A community-based education program. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 71(4), 29-31.

Green, J. (1999). Somatic authority and the myth of the ideal body in dance education. Dance Research Journal, 31(2), 80-100.

Green, J. (1998). Dance in retrospect: Moving out again. Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Physical Education, 2(1).

Green, J. (1996). Moving through and against multiple paradigms: Postpositivist research in somatics and creativity – Part II. Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Physical Education, 1(2), 73-86.

Green, J. (1996). Moving through and against multiple paradigms: Postpositivist research in somatics and creativity – Part I. Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Physical Education, 1(1), 43-54.

Green, J. (1996). Choreographing a postmodern turn: The creative process and somatics. Impulse, 4 (4), 267-275.

Green, J. (1992). The use of balls in Kinetic Awareness. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 63(8), 61-64.

Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

Green, J. (in press). Postmodern spirituality?: A personal narrative. In Williamson, A. (ed.), Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narrative. Leading Edge Voices in the field. Coventry, UK: Intellect.

Green, J (2007). Student bodies: Dance pedagogy and the Soma. In Bresler, L. (ed.), International Handbook on Research in Arts Education. (pp. 1119-1132), The Netherlands: Springer.

Green, J. (2005). Postpositivist inquiry: Multiple perspectives and paradigms. In Cruz, R. F. & Berrol, F. (eds.), Dance/Movement Therapists in Action: A Working Guide to Research Options (pp.109-124). Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.

Green, J. (2004). The politics and ethics of health in dance education in the United States. In Anttila, E, S. Hamalainen & L. Rouhiainen (eds.), The Same Difference? Ethics and Politics Embodied in Dance, (pp. 65-76). Helsinki, Finland: Theatre Academy of Finland.

Green, J., & Stinson, S. (1999). Postpositivist research in dance. In S. H. Fraleigh & P. Hanstein (Eds.), The Art of Research: Systematic Inquiry in Dance (pp. 91-123). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.


Green, J. (2010). Weaving Somatic Theory and Practice through Faculty Collaboration. CORD 2009 Special Topics Conference Proceedings.

Green, J (2007). American Body Pedagogies: Somatics and the Cultural Construction of Bodies. CORD 2008 Conference Proceedings.

Green, J. (2004). Docile bodies: A threat or a necessity in educating dancers (panel discussion). Ethics and Politics Embodied in Dance Conference Proceedings, The Theatre Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland.

Green, (2004). The body politic: Constructions of health and healing in dance education. 2004 National Dance Education Conference Proceedings, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Green, J. (2001). Towards a globalization of dance research: The scholarly Disciplines. In J. LaPointe-Crump (Ed.), CORD 2001 Conference Proceedings, Transmigratory Moves: Dance in Global Circulation (pp. 156-160).

Green, J. (2001). Social somatic theory, practice, and research: An inclusive approach in higher education. Conference Proceedings, Dancing in the Millennium: An International Conference (pp. 213-217). Washington, D.C.

Green, J. (1999). Community dance: Moving toward the future of dance education. Proceedings of the First Inaugural Dance Education Association Conference.

Green, J. (1998). Dance performance and education: Moving from inside the studios to the outside community. In N. L. Stokes (Ed.), Proceedings of the 31st Congress on Research in Dance. The Art of the Moment: Looking at Dance Performance from Inside and Out (pp. 77-87). The Congress on Research in Dance.


Green, J. (2009). The body eclectic: Evolving practices in dance training [Review of the book The body eclectic: Evolving practices in dance training]. Dance Chronicle, 10(1), 89-94.

Other Publications

Green, J. (2001, Fall). Somatics: Studying the body from inside out. Congress on Research in Dance Newsletter.

Green, J. (1997, Spring). North Carolina Dance Education: A Fragile State, Dance Voice, pp. 1, 3.

Green, J. (1993). Fostering creativity through movement and body awareness practices: A postpositivist investigation into the relationship between somatics and the creative process (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1993). Dissertation Abstracts International, 54(11), 3910A.

Green, J. (1991, Summer). Learning holistically through the bodymind: A rationale for movement in the curriculum, Kinetic Awareness, pp. 1, 4.