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Drew sitting on a fence with his arm resting on his knee
June 30, 2020 - 5:02pm
Congratulations to Drew Callipare (Dance, Psychology) for receiving the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Medal for the Arts division! "If there is one thing I can take away from my studies in psychology and dance," said Drew, "it is that people are so diverse and amazing, and I am honored to have met so many great people on this journey!"
Zakk Rahman
June 16, 2020 - 10:35am
Graduating senior Zakkir Rahman was featured in this month's College of Arts and Sciences Perspectives Newsletter. Read the article, Dancing with the Stars- and Planets, by Nancy Joseph here. 
Catherine Cole
May 11, 2020 - 3:15pm
The UW Department of Dance is delighted to share that Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts at the University of Washington, will be joining the Department of Dance in Autumn of 2020. Cole will split her appointment between Dance and English, her official “home” department.  She will teach a dance course every other year while she continues her role as Divisional Dean of the Arts. Her areas of expertise include human rights, law and performance, African theater and performance in national... Read more
Rujeko Dumbutshena touches the back of her head
April 21, 2020 - 10:19am
The Department of Dance is thrilled to announce that Rujeko Dumbutshena will be joining faculty as Assistant Professor of Dance beginning the 2020-2021 school year. The Assistant Professor of Dance is a tenure track position, and Dumbetshena will be the first full-time faculty member in the department history to be versed in dances of the African Diaspora, helping to advance the department’s continued efforts to increase... Read more
Corrie teaching dance class
March 30, 2020 - 3:04pm
bst Residency recipients, Corrie Befort and Hannah Simmons, were scheduled to be in the UW Dance Department studios this March. Unfortunately, the residency had to be postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. About the 2020 Spring bst Recipients: Corrie Befort Corrie Befort is a dance artist working between visual design, choreography and video to translate sensation-based ideas into performances, objects, films and scores. Her current performance work, Unnamed Shapes, on view late... Read more
March 10, 2020 - 12:15pm
The Dance Department main office has moved online and staff will be teleworking starting on March 9th, 2020. Please email for general information. For students needing advising, please visit the advising page to see your options. Following on Governor Inslee’s mandate on COVID-19, all events prior to March 31 have been cancelled.  All purchased tickets will be refunded. To exchange or donate your tickets... Read more
Alana Isiguen
March 10, 2020 - 11:43am
The UW Department of Dance is excited to announce that Alana Isiguen  has accepted the Artist in Residence position, to start in September, 2020. About Alana Isiguen:   Isiguen received her formative training as a student apprentice with the Charlotte Ballet, formerly the North Carolina Dance Theater, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. She continued studying privately with Rebecca Massey Wiley who mentored her in dance pedagogy, staging classical works, and... Read more
Louis holds a computer.
March 4, 2020 - 1:10pm
Congratulations to Louis Patsawee Maliyam for receiving the President's Medalist Award. The Awardees that included Louis and two others, Piper Coyner and Renee Zhang, were announced by the Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the end of January.  Louis is a computer science major and a dance minor. He recently performed in the UW Dance Presents Concert, and will be dancing in the Dance Majors Concert in March.  >>Read more... Read more
Christina Sunardi
February 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
We are thrilled to announce that Christina Sunardi has been named chair for the Department of Dance for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2020. Christina is an associate professor in the Ethnomusicology program in the School of Music at the UW, where she has been teaching since 2008. Her interests include performance, identity, spirituality and ethnography in Indonesia. Her work... Read more
stary sky
January 21, 2020 - 4:34pm
This winter several of the Dance faculty have received significant research grants. Rachael Lincoln was awarded the Royalty Research Fund; she also received the Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Arts with her partner in research, Jeffrey Fracé from the School of Drama. ... Read more