Joann Browning

Professor of Theatre & Senior Associate Dean for the Arts

University of Delaware

130 W. Mill Station Drive
Newark, DE 19711
United States


Joann Browning is Professor of Theatre at the University of Delaware, currently serving as Senior Associate Dean for the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as  resident choreographer and movement coach for UD’s Resident Ensemble Players (REP). Trained as a dancer with her BFA and MFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University, she danced professionally with the Kathryn Posin Dance Company in New York, James Sutton and Dancers, Repertory Dance Company of the Southwest, Milwaukee Dance Theatre, Dancers Unlimited, and Thunderclap Productions. Theatrical choreographic credits include The Alley Theatre (Houston), the Delaware Theatre Company, Enchantment Theatre (Philadelphia), and Baltimore Shakespeare Company. Guest teaching artist residencies include Utah Repertory Dance Theatre, the Milwaukee Ballet, the American College Dance Festival, and several universities around the country. She has conducted movement workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally in London, Japan, Thailand, Toronto, Montreal, as well as for The Voice Foundation of Philadelphia. Professor Browning has served on the faculty of the Dance Division at SMU, and was formerly Head of Dance and Acting Associate Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has served as a theatre and dance adjudicator for the Maryland State Arts Council, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, and was appointed by the governor to the Delaware State Arts Council in the fall of 2008.

Movement Specialties:

Body Language





Movement for the Actor

Musical Theatre


Self Use

Stretching, Strength, and Relaxation

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