Tavia La Follette, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Theatre Arts

Tavia LaFollette

Contact Info

Center for the Arts, Room 3027
By Appointment


Ph.D., Leadership and Change through Culture and the Arts, Antioch University

M.F.A., Performance Pedagogy, University of Pittsburgh

B.A., Theatre, Antioch College

Areas of Expertise

Ensemble Creation

Theatre for Social Change


Tavia La Follette, Ph.D., is a conceptual artist, director and curator working in spaces where fields of practice are porous, to build new knowledge for our ever-evolving world. As the founder/director of the non-profit ArtUp, she curates the Sites of Passage projects, global interchanges for the migration of ideas across political/cultural borders.

She is guest curator for the MF museum and associate professor at Towson University, teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs.

La Follette was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to U.S. filmmakers (amidst a production) and grew up in New York City in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Her aesthetic heart and curatorial eye carry the struggles of the city at that time and the art that grew from that labor.

LaFollette is based out of Baltimore, Maryland, where she lives with the political cartoonist, Gary Huck. The most impressive and experimental work are their twin boys, Maxwell and Calder.