DAVID HELLER is a PhD. Candidate at Temple University. He presently holds an M.A. in Dance and Cultural Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Heller’s research includes technology’s influence on dance styles associated with underground electronic music (Rave) culture. Heller has received the Artsbridge America Teaching Artist Certificate of Achievement, presented research at the Society of Dance History Scholars conference in Trondheim, Norway, and most recently attended the Festival À Corps in Poitiers, France in April 2014.

Originally from Manhattan, Kansas, Heller’s fifteen years of dance experience in B-boying, Popping and Liquid informs his research, fueling his strong desire to publish and become a tenure professor.

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