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Alexandra Bradshaw-Yerby
November 4, 2020 - 12:36pm
Alexandra Bradshaw-Yerby (MFA ’18) has been named Utah Higher Education Dance Educator of the year award from Utah Dance Educators Organization (UDEO)-- the Utah Chapter of National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO).  Alex has a way about teaching that allows the class environment to feel extremely inviting and safe. Along with being wise and having expertise about the body, Alex is always open to discussion and helping everyone with their own kinesthetic awareness in becoming smarter dancers... Read more
CN-H receiving the 2010 Astaire Award
October 20, 2020 - 4:32pm
Charlie Neshyba-Hodges is a dance and architecture alum who graduated summa cum laude, was a Mary Gates Research Scholar, and a Husky Promise Student. He is also a celebrated dance artist who received Best Male Dancer by the European Critics’ Choice Awards in 2003, and the Astaire Award for outstanding male dancer in Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away. After graduating, Charlie did a lot of work with underprivileged children  in CA and then entered the ArtCenter College of Design, majoring in product... Read more
Alice dances front of a wall that says, "I am an immigrant"
November 20, 2019 - 3:32pm
Alice Gosti, UW Dance alumni and guest lecturer, spent almost every night of November performing Where is home: birds of a passage at ACT Theatre. This three-hour durational performance of dance, art, installation, spoken text, written text, and audience discussion, explores the complicated topic of immigrant identity and self expression.  Alice Gosti is an Italian-American choreographer, hybrid performance artist, curator and architect of experiences, working between Seattle and Europe since... Read more
Michael O'Neal dances on a small square stage
November 20, 2019 - 3:28pm
“...confidence and generosity is present in the work as Majinn moves through fully-embodied undulations, rhythmic footwork, and soft moments of symbolism, such as a fist held to his chest.” Last month two UW Dance lecturers, Michael “Majinn” O’Neal and Eteinne Cakpo, each presented work at On The Board’s 10 Tiny Dances. Founded by Mike Barber in 2002, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series that challenges... Read more
Douglas Dunn jumping high infront of tree trunks
March 19, 2019 - 5:02pm
The Spring Quarter will start off packed with exciting events for the UW Department of Dance as it takes part in the international celebration of Merce Cunningham’s Centennial. In collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, the dance departments of Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington will host a two-... Read more
bst Resident, sitting at a table outside smiles at the camera
March 19, 2019 - 3:29pm
Last winter, the Department of Dance hosted two dance artists, Ella Mahler and Erica Badgeley through the bst Residency. This Spring, the bst Residency is supporting two additional artists: Angel ‘Moonyeka’ Langley and Jessica Jobaris. bst is a residency offered by the UW Department of Dance designed to support local dance artist by offering the gift of space and time in our coveted spacious studios when formal classes are not in session. bst offers the opportunity to experiment, make mistakes... Read more
Delostrinos with her leg lifted high behind her
January 11, 2019 - 11:14am
Cheryl Delostrinos (BA, Dance, 2013) was in this month's publication of the UW College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter. Read the article here: Destined to Dance
Dance Crush
December 3, 2018 - 3:33pm
The 2018 DanceCrush Awards have been announced, honoring six local dance artists for performance and choreography.  This year's award recipients include two UW alumni, Fausto Rivera & Cheryl Delostrinos for their choreography and performance of Tequila con Miel y Limón  as well as department faculty member, Dani Tirrell for Dani's choreography and performance of Black Bois.  About DanceCrush:DanceCrush is SeattleDance's program designed to recognize and support achievements in... Read more
(L to R, back to front) Rebecca Goes, Yoav Kaddar, Alexandra Bradshaw-Yerby, Bruce McCormick, Jason Ohlberg, Dale Merrill, Adele Nickel, Duanne Zimmer, Matthew Henley, Barbi Powers, Paula Peters
October 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
Last week, UW was well represented by 11 of our alumni and MFA candidates at the 2018 National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Conference in San Diego, California. The NDEO Conference is an annual three day event of workshops and presentations that concentrate on how to foster connection, knowledge, and leadership in dance education.    Left to right, back row: Rebecca Gose (MFA '01), Yoav Kaddar ('00), Alexandra Bradshaw-Yerby (MFA Candidate), Bruce McCormick (MFA '15), Jason Ohlberg (... Read more
Shannon Barnes
September 18, 2018 - 2:38pm
The board of Dance Educators Association of Washington announced the recipient of the 2018 Dance Educator of the Year Award: Shannon Barnes.  Shannon Barnes is a dance teaching artist and arts administrator with over twenty years of experience in dance education. Shannon has worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet's Community Education Programs since 2002 and is currently the Community Education Programs Curriculum Manager and a teaching artist for the programs working primarily in Seattle Public... Read more
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