Recent News

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
Dani Tirrell's Black Bois
Dance Artist Dani Tirrell teaches Dance 240 (Street and Club Styles Class) this spring. He creates movement pieces inspired by his queer, gender non-conforming, and black experience. Dani has danced with Jazz and Spirit Dance Theater of Detroit, Monroe Ballet Company and Dani Tirrell Dance Theater. Dani has performed and shown work at Black Choreographers Festival (San Francisco), Gay City Arts (Seattle), Bumbershoot: Velocity Dance Center Showcase, Showing Out: Black Contemporary... Read more
Improvisational Crossings
Improvisational Crossings: Social Dance as Interdisciplinary Intervention -- Join us on April 14–15, 2018 for a weekend of research presentations and workshops creating dynamic exchanges about and through social dance practice, including bomba, hip hop, tango, salsa, Bollywood, and West African. All events are free and open to the public thanks to generous funding from the Simpson Center for the Humanities. More info:... Read more
DanceCrush Spotlight: Rachael Lincoln
Article by Megan Stevenson in Seattle Dances: Rachael Lincoln, alongside San Diego-based collaborator Leslie Seiters, received a DanceCrush award for their piece an attic, an exit, presented at ACT Theatre. The staging of attic at ACT was in fact a revival of the piece for it’s 10 year anniversary, though Lincoln notes that the piece... Read more
Limon (Cook), DFC
Alia Swersky and Michael O'Neal are b-s-t winter residency guests for Dec. 16-23, 2017. Leslie Kraus is the UW Alum Bridge Project recipient for Winter 2018. UW Alum Michael “Majinn” O’Neal is a Bridge Project recipient as well. About the Residencies: body–space–time This Department of Dance program is designed to support local dance artists by offering the gift of space and time during the “off” times, when formal UW dance classes are not in session. We seek to support... Read more