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Dance Alumna Receives Research Fellowship

Lillian Willis has received a summer research fellowship from the NYC Public library.
   July 22, 2019

Dance alumna Lillian Willis (Class of 2017) has been awarded a Short-Term Research Fellowship from the New York Public Library for her project: "Seeking Accessibility: American Dance Practices for the Blind and Visually Impaired." She will spend August in New York City doing research. In recent years, Lillian has served through the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services as a...

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Dance Student to Present at National Conference in NYC

Davian Robinson will present at the American Society of Alexander Technique.
   April 12, 2019

Davian ”DJ” Robinson, a dance and exercise/sports science double major, has been selected to present at a national conference at Columbia University in New York City, June 26-30.  Entitled “Our Community's Future: Diversity, Equity and Belonging,” the conference is a meeting of The American Society of Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Davian will present a workshop and discussion, “Sensory Beyond...

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Dance Major Wins Marian Beane Writing Contest

Dance student Cecilia Whalen has won 1st place in the Marian Beane Crossing Borders Writing Contest.
   April 9, 2019

Dance student Cecilia Whalen has won first place in the Marian Beane Crossing Borders Writing Contest, an internationally themed writing contest sponsored by the Office of International programs, the English Language Training Institute, and the UNC Charlotte International Club. The contest was open to current UNC Charlotte undergraduates and upper-level students of the English Training...

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Dance Alums Headed to Grad School

This fall, three recent dance alumni will attend excellent graduate programs.
   April 1, 2019

The Department of Dance is proud to announce that three recent dance alumni will attend excellent graduate programs in Fall 2019.

Lillian Willis has been offered a position with Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, which includes acceptance into the Master of Arts in Dance Performance. Trinity Laban is the United Kingdom’s only...

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Journal Article Explores Professor's Collaborative Process

AGA Collaborative, which includes professor Gretchen Alterowitz, has published an article.
   February 15, 2019

AGA Collaborative, the trio of performer-choreographers that includes Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz, has jointly published an article in Choreographic Practices 9 (2). The article, “And how to be in three places at once: A collaborative experiment...

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New Professor Organizes Odissi Festival

Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar recently organized a dance festival in Calcutta, India.
   January 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar recently organized a dance festival in honor of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (1926-2004), the man who revived and popularized the ancient Indian classical dance, Odissi. The festival, “Soul Vision,” was held in Calcutta, India, on January 2.

Prior to coming to the United States, Sarkar was a student and then a teacher at the Srjan dance studio...

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Dance Department Welcomes Percussive Dance Artist

   November 28, 2018
The Department of Dance welcomes visiting dance artist Janet Schroeder to UNC Charlotte.

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Two Dance Students Receive Wake Forest Dance Festival Scholarships

   November 6, 2018
UNC Charlotte Dance Majors Katie Harmon and Victoria Stewart received Betty Holding Dancers Fund scholarships from the Wake Forest Dance Festival.

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Fall Dance Concert Explores Migrant Experience in Guest Choreographer’s Work

   November 2, 2018
Mexican choreographer Claudia Lavista's "Prow (A Journey)" addresses immigration in an emotionally charged work.

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Recent Dance Education Graduate Wins 2018 NC Student Teacher of the Year

   October 5, 2018
The North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Educators (NCACTE) has named recent UNC Charlotte dance alumna Makayla Church the 2018 Student Teacher of the Year.

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