Faculty Profile for Kaysie Seitz Brown

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Kaysie Seitz Brown
Associate Professor — Department of Theatre & Dance
JOW 101
phone: (512) 245-2949

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Kaysie Seitz Brown is an educator, choreographer, and dancer based in Austin, TX and an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Texas State University. She holds an MFA in Dance from Case Western University in Cleveland, OH and a Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University.

Choreographers whose dances Kaysie has had the honor to perform in include Erick Hawkins, Kelly Holt, Karen Earl, Katri Shaller, Joan Meggitt, Karen Potter, Joan Hays, Michelle Nance, Shay Ishii, Misti Galvan, Caroline Sutton, and Curtis Uhlemann with Erica Gionfriddo. Her own choreography has been produced in Texas, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Costa Rica, Germany, Scotland, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Kaysie’s current creative research is inspired by her time in New York City where she choreographed, performed, taught, and discovered the rewards of dance integration with other academics. While in NYC she studied with Dance Education Laboratory and worked with LEAP (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program), Young Audiences NY, and Notes in Motion.

She is the director of the Arts Education Outreach multi-faceted program Creation in Motion, housed at Texas State University. This program includes dance and movement teacher training, after-school programs, summer camps, residencies, and interactive performances for youth by Creation in Motion Touring Ensemble for Young Audiences or CIM TEYA. Creation in Motion’s mission is to help children learn important academic and social/emotional concepts by creating uniquely engaging educational programs integrated with dance and technology that instill an appreciation and excitement for dance. In 2013 Kaysie was awarded the highly competitive Research Enhancement Program Grant to set up a tuition-free Creation in Motion after-school residency at Crockett Elementary in San Marcos, TX titled Enhancing the Learning of Science Through the Creation of Dance.

Awards Kaysie has received include the 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College of Fine Arts and Communication Presidential College Achievement Award for Service, the College of Fine Arts and Communication Presidential College Achievement Award for Scholarly/ Creative, the College of Fine Arts and Communication Presidential College Achievement Award for Teaching, and the 2015 TAHPERD University Dance Teacher of the Year Award.

Teaching Interests

Creative Movement, Dance in the Community, Modern Dance Technique

Research Interests

Creative Engagement Methods for Youth

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Artistic Director, LiveSTREAM in Motion. March 1, 2021 - March 2, 2021.
  • Artistic Director of CIM TEYA - Work choreographed by guest choreographer Torens L. Johnson, Past, Present, Future. December 4, 2021 - Present.
    Performances:
    • TAHPERD (Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) 98TH Annual Convention. Kaleidoscope, Arlington, TX.
  • Co-choreographer with dancers, Symmetry/ Asymmetry. December 3, 2021 - Present.
    Performances:
    • TAHPERD (Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) 98TH Annual Convention. December 3, 2021 - Present Kaleidoscope, Arlington, TX.
  • Artistic Director, Special After School Program. November 17, 2021 - Present.
  • Artistic Director/ Choreographer in collaboration with the dancers, Quarantine Haikus: Things I Miss and Silver Linings. April 2021 - Present.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean's Seminar, College of Fine Arts and Communication Dean. November 18, 2020 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University President. August 20, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential College Achievement Award for Teaching, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University – San Marcos. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential College Achievement Award for Scholarly/Creative, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: TAHPERD College/ University Dance Educator of the Year Award. 2015

Selected Grants

  • Brown, Kaysie Seitz. University Lecturer Series, $1000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Brown, Kaysie Seitz. University Lecturer Series, $3000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Brown, Kaysie Seitz. Research Enhancement Program Grant, $16000. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Brown, Kaysie Seitz. City of San Marcos Arts Commission Grant, Municipal, $2000. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Smith, LeAnne (Co-Principal), Brown, Kaysie Seitz (Co-Principal). CommonExperience/Opening Door Dance Theatre, Texas State Common Experience, Texas State University, $500. (Submitted: September 2019, Funded: October 2019 - December 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Honors Course Proposal Review Committee
October 8, 2021-Present
Member
Faculty Advisory Committee
September 1, 2021-Present
Moderator
Moderator, Strategies for Health Educators Making an Impact Using Technology, TAHPERD virtual convention
January 2021-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Dance Mentorship Program
2020-Present
Chair
Texas Association of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD)
2020-Present