University of Wisconsin–Madison
Sheron Wray: Performance Architect header with the artist posed in her doctoral robes in front of a graffiti filled wall.

About the Artist

Dr. Sheron Wray self-titles as a Performance Architect, and has developed a theory and practice called Embodiology®, a neo-African approach to contemporary dance improvisation. She is an improviser, choreographer, director, teacher, and scholar.


Dr. Wray will participate in a Pan African Master Class on Friday, February 23 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm in 349 Lathrop Hall. Experience the African contribution to American dance and music culture through West African technique and Afro-Caribbean traditional dance forms at this free workshop, open to the public!

Calling all engineering students! Collaborate with students from Sheron Wray’s course to form the Embodiology Research Group. Your innovations could be translated to a live performance in May. Sign up at the makerspace on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:00 pm. Download the flyer (PDF) here.

Congratulations to Dr. Sheron Wray, who has been selected as one of the 2018 African Diaspora Emerging Scholars by the Comparative & International Education Society African Diaspora SIG.

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Sheron Wray will teach a semester-long course in the spring of 2018 titled “The Art of Improvisation: From Phronesis to the Production of Practical Knowledge.”

Download the course flyer (PDF).

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Upcoming Events

Mar 14
Mar 16

Friday Forum with Fleeta Chew Siegel

March 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mar 23

Artist Workshop with Sheron Wray

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm