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Jiaqi “Kyki” Li
Watch Kyki Li move across a dance floor and you know you’re seeing something special. An international student from China, Kyki brings power, grace, and thoughtful reflection to her art—and all other parts of her life. During her time at the UW, Kyki has completed two majors, pursued dance research, been a writing tutor, participated in study abroad programs, and performed in many dance concerts. Li graduated in June 2018 with a BA in Dance and Anthropology. “Everything I learned over the past... Read more
Spinning Mambo Into Salsa recently interviewed Professor Juliet McMains about her latest book, Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce, a history of salsa and mambo dancing in the U.S. This exclusive and informative interview can be found ... Read more
Kelly Canaday
Kelly Canaday, Adviser and Program Manager for Dance, has been awarded the Distinguished Staff Award in the UW's Annual Awards of Excellence. This prestigious award honors members of the UW community for their achievements in teaching, mentoring, and service to the public and the University. The University of Washington values the diverse and indispensable contributions of its 19,000 classified and professional staff. The Distinguished Staff... Read more
Lisa Kwak
Graduating senior Lisa Kwak (B.A. International Studies and Dance, 2018) has been selected for two UW Dean's Medals in the Social Sciences and Arts Divisions.  "The Jackson School has helped me learn how to ask tough, sometimes uncomfortable, but always necessary questions about what is happening in our world," said Lisa. "I think that has made me a better scholar, artist, and perhaps a better person too." Stay tuned for more info on Lisa's dance accomplishments!
Dr. Matthew Henley
Dr. Matthew Henley, MFA Dance alumnus and Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Woman's University, is gathering data to advocate for the value of dance as an intellectual practice—and build a framework for how to describe dance intelligence to non-dancers. His work was recently mentioned in ... Read more