The University of Akron Dance Program

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The Akron Experience

Erica Piper, dance program graduating senior, discovered what she loved at UA

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National Center for Choreography to launch at The University of Akron - only the second in the nation

Expanding student training with the world's best choreographers 

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UADC Spring Dance Concert 2015 features international guest choreographer

Featured "Youth with Caution" by Alex Munz | The SAFE Project

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Student Spotlight

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Dance Student's work selected for MLK celebration

Leah Anthony was selected to present her original dance piece Against Madness at MLK Activities Fair.

Dancing for the Kids

Student & Alumni Support Community

Our UA dance students and alumni will perform with local celebrities to raise funds for Akron Children's Hospital at Dancing for the Kids on Friday, October 16, 2015. Help us continue our support of Akron area children by attending this wonderfully entertaining event!

Performers from UA Dance Program: Dry’ma Johnson, Angela Mira, Olivia Patton, Kayleigh Pietrone, Melissa Paydo, Mary Moore, Allison Urban, and Erica Piper.

UA Dance Program Performances

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Current Performance Season

Our UA Dance Program offers performances and student visitation days open to the public and campus community. Explore all the outstanding performances and events offered by the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration. 

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Cydney Spohn presents research at international dance conference

In June 2015, Associate Professor of Dance Cydney Spohn presented her research at the 2015 CORPS de Ballet International conference.

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Eight-Year Radio City Rockette joins UA Dance Faculty

Alumni of the UA Dance Program and eight-year Radio City RocketteMelissa Edington joins the UA Dance Faculty!

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Started at Akron, Starred on Broadway

Enjoy this short video featuring a Tony Award Winning alumnus, then explore more featured UA Dance Program alumni. 

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