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Etienne Cakpo dancing in a wide orange dress
December 21, 2021 - 11:56am
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 different Black dance artists in the greater Seattle area throughout the year of 2021. Former features include:  Kine Camara,... Read more
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November 8, 2021 - 3:27pm
Congratulations to UW Dance MFA alum and former part time-lecturer Paula J. Peters for winning the New York State Dance Education Association’s Outstanding Dance Education Researcher Award. This award recognizes an individual member who has made a unique contribution to the field of dance education through creative and/or scholarly research. The recipient of this award cultivates the importance of scholarly and creative research throughout the field of dance... Read more
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November 8, 2021 - 3:25pm
There’s a new dance studio in town! Started by UW Dance MFA alum Christopher Grant-Montoya and his husband, Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Josh Grant-Montoya, Dance Conservatory Seattle (DCS) boasts an incredible 2,700 square foot dancing space and offers training of all levels and ages in ballet, modern, and jazz techniques. DCS will be hosting an open house on November 14th.  Read more about the Montoyas’ journey to open the studio in... Read more
Dances leaping and tumbling over and around each other in the studio
October 11, 2021 - 2:46pm
Read the Seattle Times article on the Chamber Dance Company: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/dance/uws-chamber-dance-compa... Buy tickets to the Chamber Dance Company 30th Anniversary Season here
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October 4, 2021 - 2:15pm
Divisional Dean of the Arts Catherine Cole’s new book Performance and the Afterlives of InJustice received an honorable mention for the Dance Studies Association de la Torre Bueno award. “Without acknowledgement, there can be no apology. Without apology, there can be no redress,” Cole writes in the Prologue to Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice. Swimming in the deceit of her California university where the genocide of native... Read more
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August 24, 2021 - 3:34pm
The Department of Dance at the University of Washington in Seattle invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance to start in September 2022. Read position details here.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee. For questions concerning this position, please contact Jennifer Salk at... Read more
Silvio in handstand playing capoeira
August 11, 2021 - 11:38am
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. February,... Read more
majinn mike leaning back
July 16, 2021 - 9:12am
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. February,... Read more
Rujeko Dumbutshna cups her hands upwards while wearing a magnificently colorful African textile skirt that sweeps down and across the pedestal on which she sits.
July 2, 2021 - 11:59am
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. February,... Read more
dani holding ropes
June 3, 2021 - 3:43pm
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. February,... Read more

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