Juliet McMains | Seattle, WA 

Tango / Salsa 

Juliet is a dance scholar and artist whose work centers on social dance practices and their theatrical expression on competition and theatrical stages. Juliet's most recent passion is Argentine tango, which she dances, teaches, performs, and researches in the U.S. and Argentina. In addition to her rigorous training and experience in partner dance forms (ballroom dance, salsa, swing, tango, and contact improvisation), Juliet has extensive training in ballet, modern/contemporary, jazz, and AfroCuban folklore. She won numerous titles as a competing DanceSport professional, including being twice named a U.S. National Rising Star finalist. She served on the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) Board of Directors from 2008-2011. Juliet has a Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory from the University of California at Riverside and a B.A. in Women's Studies from Harvard University. In the UW Dance Program, she teaches courses in cross cultural dance studies, research methods, dance ethnography, salsa, tango, swing, and ballroom dance.