About Cameron Barnett

Cameron Barnett is a recent graduate of IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance with a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Theatre and Drama. He's a multi-faceted artist with interests in choreography, direction, dramatic writing, sound design, and performance.

During his time at IU, Cameron created more than a dozen works of dance and dance-theatre. In the spring of 2019, he presented a short evening of work titled “The Most Important Meal of the Day.” In the fall of 2017, he created Fountain Scenes, a devised dance-theatre performance. In the spring of 2018, he wrote, directed, and choreographed House House House: a play with dance, an evening-length work.

Cameron has also performed as both a dancer and an actor. He has danced choreography by Twyla Tharp, Jose Limon, Jerome Robbins, Andrea Miller, Kyle Abraham, and Bill T. Jones. He has also been seen in productions of Antigone, Pippin, Beauty and the Beast, Marat/Sade, and Julius Caesar. In the winter of 2020, he originated the role of Zachary in the new play Ascendant, a role he helped create.

Additionally, Cameron has taken on miscellaneous roles in theatre, including stints in direction, sound, and lighting. In February or 2020, he created the sound design for Selene Carter’s “Indiana Puts her Trust in Thought” for Shifting Landscapes: the 2020 Winter Dance Concert. He again collaborated with Selene Carter in December of 2020, creating the sound design for “Flags in the Middle of Nowhere” in Sounding Bodies: Winter Dance Concert.

Cameron is originally from Bloomington, IN and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Recent Credits

Sounding Bodies: Winter Dance Concert

IU Theatre — Sound Designer

From the Ground Up

IU Theatre — Zachary

New Moves: Senior Capstone Showcase

IU Theatre — Choreographer (That Awful Sound)

The 2019 Winter Dance Concert: Making Spaces

IU Theatre — Dancer (Diva Redux, Deuce Coupe)


IU Theatre — Ensemble

Anatomy of a Hug

IU Theatre — Sound Design

SLIP, an annual dance collaboration

University Players — Dancer

Dames at Sea

IU Theatre — Assistant Director


IU Theatre — Polynices