Faculty Profile for Mrs. Kaysie Seitz Brown
Biography and EducationKaysie 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 InterestsCreative Movement, Dance in the Community, Modern Dance Technique
Research InterestsCreative Engagement Methods for Youth
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Artistic Director, STREAM in Motion 5.0. March 15, 2019 - April 15, 2019.
- Performer, Stagnation When is it My Turn Bitch?
April 6, 2019.
- Austin Dance Festival. Butler Performing Arts Center, Austin, TX.
- Teaching Geometry through Dance, Berkman Elementary, Round Rock, TX. Choreographer. January 23, 2019 - March 29, 2019.
- Artistic Director, STREAM in Motion 5.9.
March 4, 2019 - March 5, 2019.
- Harrison Performing Arts Center, Texas State University.
- Performer/ Co-choreographer, Doll's Eyes.
February 13, 2019.
- World Dance Alliance - Americas. February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 University of Texas El Paso.
- 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
- Award / Honor Nominee: TAHPERD College/ University Dance Educator of the Year Award. 2014
- 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.
- Brown, Kaysie Seitz, Wesley, Nicole L (Co-Principal). Student Service Fee One-Time Funding – FY’19, Student Service Fee Committee, Texas State University, $10000. (Funded: September 2018 - November 2018). Grant.
Selected Service Activities
Auditions and Juries
Presidential Award for Excellence in Service Review Committee
Learning Management System Advisory Committee
December 18, 2017-Present
Departmental Presidential Awards Selection Committee
September 19, 2017-Present
Advisory Board Member