Cheryl LaFrance

Cheryl LaFrance’s PhD research combines her passions for the creative processes of dance-making, academic writing, and teaching. Using practice-led research along with research-led practice, she addresses the question of how dancer-scholars might access their metacognitive understanding of their creative dance-making processes, and, in so doing, support their academic writing processes. Embedded in this research is an investigation of how “Aha” moments, as sensed in the body during choreographic and writing processes, yield cognitive insights into compositional choices. She is the recipient of the 2012 CORD Graduate Student Research Award.