Marie Therese Antony is a second year Master's student in Africana Studies. She completed her undergraduate studies at Bonn University in British, American and Post-colonial Studies. Her thesis discussed the impact of white privilege systems on African American ballet dancers . After interning at Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, Institut Francais Deutschland and different dance companies, she is currently pursuing post-graduate studies at Freie Universität Berlin in Dance Studies (Tanzwissenschaft) and came to NYU as a Fulbright grantee. Her research interest is the representations of ethnic and cultural variety of society on stage and the implications of white privilege systems in the performing arts.