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Image of "Core Connections," written by Dr. Christine Sahin
May 28, 2024 - 10:47am
Congratulations to UW Department of Dance Acting Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Sahin, on the recent publication of her new book, ... Read more
Annie Franklin teaching dance class wearing a bright orange hoodie.
April 25, 2024 - 1:21pm
Black Movement in Art & Protest, Imaginative Realms- A Worldbuilding Laboratory, Experiential and Historical Understanding of Chinese Dance: These are the titles of courses that second-year MFA Dance candidates are teaching in the Department of Dance this quarter. This list of courses reflects the increasingly inclusive scope of the MFA in Dance program at the UW, which previously focused on modern and contemporary dance primarily rooted in Euro-American traditions. Now, the program is... Read more
Dancers in UW Dance Presents Concert
April 8, 2024 - 3:28pm
There is still more work to be done, but it is a big deal that shifts like this are happening at UW, which is one of the institutions in the U.S. where the dance program has begun to incorporate changes in their curriculum to embrace dance styles that fall outside of the Western concert dance styles which are the norm in dance education. Dance majors at UW must now take classes in four different dance forms before selecting what they’ll specialize in, and UW has added progressions of classes in... Read more
Monica Rojas
March 13, 2024 - 9:42am
The Department of Dance is thrilled to announce that Dr. Monica Rojas will be joining the UW Dance full-time faculty as an Assistant Professor of Dance beginning in July 2024.  Monica Rojas is a Peruvian-born Seattle-based cultural anthropologist and performing artist who devoted the last 15 years to extensive research and artistic work as a pioneer performer and educator of Afro-Peruvian culture and of the Afro-Latine arts movement in the Pacific Northwest. She is the founder of the... Read more
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