UA Dance Program Past News and Events

Past News and Events

NCCAkron, UA School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration and Inlet Dance Theatre Company Member present "The Black Card Project"

The University of Akron Rethinking Race 2020

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In conjunction with The University of Akron Rethinking Race 2020 and supported in part by The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) and UA School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration, Inlet Dance Theatre company member Dominic Moore-Dunson and NCCAkron Executive/Artistic Director Christy Bolingbroke will engage in an extended discussion about craft, creativity, and race in dance. It will take place in Guzzetta Hall 194 today, March 2, 2020 from 2:15-3:55 PM.

Then, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Guzzetta Hall 194 today, March 2, 2020 from 2:15-3:55 PM, Moore-Dunson, creator of "The Black Card Project," will present a movement workshop and excerpt from the show, a live action dance theatre cartoon that examines the narrow definition of blackness and the African-American ideal of the “black card.”

Both events are free and open to the public.

UADC 2015 with guest choreographer Alex Munz

The UADC (University of Akron Dance Company) 2015 Dance Concert featured the new work "Youth with Caution" by guest choreographer Alex Munz in Spring 2015. 

Past Residencies and Guest Artists

Guest Choreographers

Guest Choreographers give students the opportunity to train one-on-one or in an ensemble with a variety of exceptional dance professionals. Working with guest choreographers enhances our students' technique, artistic expression, and ability to explore dance beyond their comfort zone.

Previous Guest Choreographers with UA Dance include:

  • Alexandre Munz, Spring 2015
  • Joseph Morrissey, Fall 2015
  • Kora Radella, Spring 2016
  • Travis Gatling
  • Jill Eathorne Bahr
  • Tom Evert
  • Alonso King
  • Doug Varone

Past Residencies

We believe professional dance residencies are essential to the education of our dance students. These residencies connect our students with professional companies and dance artists through workshops, rehearsals, master classes, and more.

Past residencies with UA Dance include:

  • Parsons Dance Company, Fall 2019
  • GroundsWork Dance Theater, Spring 2019
  • A.I.M, 2018
  • KORESH Residence, 201
  • Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, 2015
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, 2014
  • Bobby Wesner, Fall 2014
  • Chloe Felesing, Spring 2014
  • Ballet X, 2013
  • Trey McIntyre, 2012
  • MOMIX, 2011
  • Alexandra Beller, Spring 2011
  • Keigwin Company, 2010
  • Paula Taylor Dance Company/Taylor III, 2009
  • Doug Varone and Dancers, 2008
  • Alonzo King's Lines Ballet, 2007
  • Parsons Dance Company, 2006