Photo: Yi-Chun Wu

DANCE MOVEMENT: Growing up steeped in Houston’s theater scene and the civil-rights movement, David Roussève ’81, who is now the artistic director for the dance company REALITY and a professor of choreography at UCLA, thought he would become a lawyer working on social-justice issues. But at Princeton, he discovered that arts can also “contribute to a greater social ‘good.’” Roussève’s work blends dance and text, often highlighting themes such as homophobia, HIV/AIDS, and sexism. “My work is ultimately about a dialogue with the viewer on the level of the heart.”