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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
Roel Seeber hanging sideways from the ceiling in a harness.
October 29, 2020 - 4:12pm
The Department of Dance is excited to offer three brand new courses in Winter Quarter 2021 including: Dance 232 (A) Somatics, Instructor: Alana Isiguen Dance 232 (B) & (C), Vertical Dance, Instructor: Roel Seeber Dance 234 (A) World Dance & Culture, Instructor: Rujeko Dumbutshena  Dance 345 (B) Boogie, Breaks, Blues: American Popular and Social Dance Histories, Instructor... 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
Etienne Cakpo plays percussion and smiles
September 28, 2020 - 2:59pm
Congratulations to part-time lecturer Etienne Cakpo for receiving the Dance Educators Association of Washington (DEAW) 2020 Dance Educator of the Year Award!  Etienne Cakpo teaches West African Dance at the UW Department of Dance as part-time lecturer. He was also the 2018-2019 Kawasaki Guest artist, and choreographed work on the undergraduate students for the 2019 UW Dance Presents concert. The students love Etienne, and repeatedly report how much they enjoy... Read more
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