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body space time residency recipients in collage
November 27, 2023 - 3:48pm
Congratulations to this school years' recipients of the body-space-time Residency! The residents are as follows: Audrey Rachelle (Winter), Lavinia Vago (Winter), Tariq Mitri (Spring), Ben Swenson-Klatt & Leah Sainz-Jones (Spring), Kelly Langeslay (Summer), and Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone (Summer).  Read about... Read more
UW Alumni posing at the National Dance Education Organization Conference
November 20, 2023 - 4:25pm
The UW Department of Dance was well represented at the 2023 National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Conference in Denver, Colorado last month! Alums of the UW Dance MFA program Kelly Knox '03, Brian Lawson '19, Bruce McCormick '14, Adele Nickel '18, Jason Ohlberg '14, Barbi Powers '18 (pictured above) were reunited at the conference, as well as current MFA candidate Jeremy Yuan '24. The NDEO Conference grand... Read more
Habitatando el silencio
November 7, 2023 - 12:31pm
Professor Juliet McMains' dance film is featured in Lights Dance Festival at the NorthWest Film Forum in Seattle, November 9-11, 2023! Her film is in the Resurgence program, viewable in-person or online. McMains will also have a film... Read more
Juliet McMains leading procession with raised arms
July 19, 2023 - 9:43am
“What if part of being whole means that we choose to see one another’s memories as sacred?” Artist Daniel Alexander Jones posed that question to a crowd gathered outside the Henry Art Gallery in May, at the start of a one-day event featuring five temporary altars around the University of Washington campus. A processional guided visitors to the five altars, created by artists from the UW and the Seattle community, and then returned to the... Read more
Scholarship Recipients for the 2023-2024 year
July 7, 2023 - 12:47pm
Congratulations to the UW Department of Dance undergraduate award recipients for the 2023-2024 school year!  Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship  Recipient: Maisy Neill  Evelyn Green joined the University of Washington faculty in 1967 and taught all levels of ballet. She became head of the Division of Dance in 1976, and in the same year won a Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Green retired in 1981 and passed away in 1993. Among her most famous students are Mark Morris, artistic director... Read more
front of textbook
June 21, 2023 - 9:17am
This July, articles written by UW Department of Dance Professor Juliet McMains, and UW Department of Dance alumni Abdiel Jacobsen (MFA 2023), Yebel Gallegos (MFA 2021), and Catherine Cabeen (MFA 2009), will be published in an innovative dance textbook, Dance in US Popular Culture. Read more
eika Suzumura, left, and Silvio Dos Reis (also known as Mestre Silvinho) of the Union Cultural Center take part in a blessing ceremony for the space on the corner of South Cloverdale Street and Rainier Avenue South in November 2022.
June 16, 2023 - 7:37am
NWTC (Northwest Tap Connection) plans to share the space with fellow arts nonprofit Union Cultural Center, which teaches Afro-diasporic arts like capoeira Angola, bomba, kizomba and West African dance. "For a community arts nonprofit like UCC — which has been operating in the Chinatown International District for over a decade — to own its “forever home” is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, said program manager and co-founder... Read more
uw campus
May 18, 2023 - 8:33am
Congratulations to dance majors Char Hertel for being awarded the Peeler-Horan Scholarship for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Kaitlyn Pitts for being awarded an Irene Dickson McFarlane Tuition Scholarship, for the 2023-24 academic year from the College of Arts & Sciences!