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A figure is captured dancing in front of lockers with an image of an eagle layered over them
February 24, 2021 - 3:55pm
Read about the new pilot course, Creativity as Research, taught by associate professor and former chair of the Department of Dance Jen Salk, with Jeffrey Fracé, associate professor of drama; and Afroditi Psarra, assistant professor of digital arts and experimental media (DXARTS), in this exciting College of Arts & Sciences article... Read more
Roel Seeber hangs sideways from the ceiling in a harness.
February 16, 2021 - 4:01pm
Read about our Winter 2021 course sections of DANCE 232: Intermediate Alternative Movement Studies in The Daily article written by Ariana Sutherland:  From gravity-defying to spiritual: The duality of DANCE 232 Choosing which section of a class to take can be a difficult decision on an ordinary basis. For DANCE 232: Intermediate Alternative Movement Studies, this choice will have you either... Read more
Brown skinned woman adorned in African gold jewelry and black paint.
February 2, 2021 - 4:29pm
To celebrate and to recognize that the contributions of Black Americans should be appreciated beyond the month of February, the Department of Dance is using its website and social media platforms to spotlight a different Black dance artist in the greater Seattle area every month through 2021.  In February, we celebrate Afro Dance and Traditional West African Dance choreographer and instructor Kiné Camara.  Photo by Val Gonzalez Kiné Camara (She/Her)  Kiné Camara is a choreographer and... Read more
headshots of each invited Village Theater artist resident.
December 10, 2020 - 4:42pm
The inaugural invited residents of the Northwest Creator Residency Program include actor-writer-filmmaker Lauren Du Pree, multimedia journalist and dance artist Imana Gunawan ‘15, and designer Lex Marcos. Each creator will receive a $1,000 stipend residency to begin work on any new element of musical theatre to be developed in digital residence during the 2020-2021 season. Congratulations Imana!  ... Read more
Juliet balances laying on top of Cristian who is tilted and standing on one leg
December 9, 2020 - 2:52pm
Professor Juliet McMains and her partner, Cristian Santesteban have recently been involved in the Robert Moses’ Kin (RMK) dance company’s new video project, “RMK Around the USA.”  “McMains said dancers have an advantage in the COVID-19 remote and video based era, because they are used to creating something from chaos. ‘Getting knocked off center and having to readjust is kind of what the art form is all about’,” McMains said.  ... Read more
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 hangs 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