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Grant Allows Dance Professor’s Company to Provide Community Classes

Kim Jones and Movement Migration artists will teach free dance classes for adults and seniors.
   April 10, 2022

Movement Migration, a Charlotte-based professional dance company founded and directed by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, will offer six weeks of free community dance classes for adults and seniors thanks to a Culture Blocks grant from the Arts & Science Council. The classes will take place at the David B....

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Dance Professor Receives Grant to Produce African-Brazilian Arts Festival

Tamara Williams has received a 2022 Cultural Vision Grant from the ASC.
   March 4, 2022

Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams has received a 2022 Cultural Vision Grant from the Arts & Science Council (ASC).

Cultural Vision Grants provide funds of up to $10,000 to support high quality arts and culture projects...

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CoA+A Announces 2022 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18
   February 3, 2022

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18, in the eighth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the...

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New Jazz Dance Book Includes Chapter by Dance Professor

Karen Hubbard’s chapter presents strategies for teaching jazz dance in higher education.
   January 27, 2022

A new book published this month by University Press of Florida includes a chapter by Associate Professor of Dance Karen Hubbard. Hubbard’s “Valuing Cultural Context and Style: Strategies for Teaching Traditional Jazz Dance from the Inside Out" appears as Chapter 15 in Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in...

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Dance Alum/Professor Wins National Choreography Competition

Audrey Baran will create work for Joffrey Ballet Studio and Academy dancers.
   December 2, 2021

Audrey Ipapo Baran ’03, dance alum and visiting assistant professor of dance, is one of four recipients of the Joffrey Academy of Dance’s 12th annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The Joffrey Academy is the official school of the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet. The winning choreographers’ world-premiere works will be showcased on the dancers of the Joffrey Studio Company...

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Professor’s Dance for Camera Work Included in SECCA Exhibition

Tamara Williams is one of 25 artists featured in Black@Intersection.
   November 22, 2021

Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams is one of 25 artists whose work is included in Black@Intersection: Contemporary Black Voices in Art, a new exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston Salem. Curated by Duane Cyrus, a former dancer with the Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey dance...

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Dance Professor and Students to Present at Royal Academy of Dance Conference

Associate Professor of Dance Delia Neil will present a workshop at the international conference.
   August 31, 2021

Associate Professor of Dance Delia Neil will present a workshop at the Royal Academy of Dance international conference on September 4. Dance students Leah Adams and Brandy Brown will serve as the workshop demonstrator in the online presentation.

The Royal Academy of...

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2021 CoA+A Convocation Brings Newcomers into the Circle

Dean Brook Muller welcomed new students, faculty, and staff to the College on August 22.
   August 25, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture welcomed new members of our College family into the "circle" on Sunday, August 22, with the 2021 CoA+A Convocation ceremony and after party in the Arts Quad. 

Dean Brook Muller opened the evening: "I want to express my gratitude to all of you for joining us on this fine evening. It has been quite a stretch for all of us, and the bonds tying us...

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Alumna Promoted to Principal Dancer in NYC Company

Laura Dearman ’18 has been promoted to a principal dancer position with Neville Dance Theatre.
   July 21, 2021

Dance alumna Laura Dearman ’18 has been promoted to a principal dancer position with Neville Dance Theatre, a Manhattan-based contemporary ballet company founded in 2005 by Brenda R. Neville.

Dearman joined Neville Dance Theatre in September 2018 as a company member. The company presents annual fall seasons in New York City,...

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Inaugural Social Justice Scholarship Recipients Use Architecture, Dance to Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion

First recipients of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Scholarship are CoA+A students.
   June 9, 2021

Two COllege of arts + Architecture students, Abena Atiemo (pictured above right) and Melinda Erickson (left), have been named the inaugural recipients of the ...

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