Risner, Doug

Doug Risner is Associate Professor of Dance at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He is editor-in-chief of Journal of Dance Education; publishes original research in several publications including Research in Dance Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Current Selected Research in Dance, and Dance Research Journal.

Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance: An Empirical Study of Male Identities in Western Theatrical Dance Training
2009 0-7734-4661-3
This study investigates the competitive world of pre-professional Western concert dance training and education in the U.S. as experienced and lived by boys and young men, an under-represented population in the field. This work examines the discourses of professional dance preparation through theoretical and narrative approaches that combine to illuminate the highly gendered professional dance world as evidenced through the minds and bodies of male adolescents and young adults.