Nona Monahin


Nona Monahin (B. Mus., Ph.D. in musicology) teaches Renaissance and Baroque dance in the Five College Early Music Program. A scholar-practitioner, she has presented lectures and workshops on music and dance in Australia, Europe, and North America, including at conferences of the Dance Studies Association, American and International Musicological societies, and American and International Shakespeare associations, and has published with Medieval Institute Publications, University of Georgia, and Oxford University Press. Nona has directed dance ensembles and created choreographies for many Shakespeare plays and other theatre productions. In addition to historical dance Nona’s background includes ballet, modern, Duncan, and Russian folk dance. Her current research explores relationships between music and dance in 20th and 21st-century choreography, and she also enjoys choreographing dances in a free (non-historical) style. Nona is fluent in Russian and German.