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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Dance Students Bring Mummies to Life at NC Art Museum

Six UNC Charlotte students performed in conjunction with the exhibition "Golden Mummies of Egypt."
   April 27, 2021

On Sunday, April 25, six UNC Charlotte dance students heard a sound that has been all too rare in the past 13 months: applause from a live audience. The students – Leah Adams, Tabitha Baker, Neha Kissler, Erika Rush, Kenny Raynor and Allie Schultz – gave four performances of "An Homage to Ancient Egypt" for enthusiastic viewers at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh. 


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Dance Professor is Emerging Creators Fellowship Recipient

Tamara Williams has received an Arts & Council grant to continue ring shout research.
   April 5, 2021

Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams is one of six recipients of the 2021 Emerging Creators Fellowships from the Arts & Science Council. The $5000 grants support “creatives with evolving practices...

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Professor’s New Book Explores History, Culture, and Methodology of African-Brazilian Dance

Silvestre Technique is the topic of Assistant Professor Tamara Williams’s book.
   March 21, 2021

A new book by Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams explores Silvestre Technique, the contemporary dance technique founded by Rosangela Silvestre as an extension of the spiritual dance traditions of enslaved Africans in Brazil. Giving...

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Film Score by Dance Department Music Director Wins Prize

Shamou has won Best Original Score in a Feature Film at monthly international festival.
   March 10, 2021

A film score by Shamou, the music director for the Department of Dance, was named “Best Original Score in a Feature Film” at the 39th South Film and Arts Academy Festival (SFAAF). Based in Rancagua, Chile, SFAAF is a monthly festival of the arts, including cinema, music...

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International Journal Publishes Dance Professor's Collaborative Research

Gretchen Alterowitz is a member of AGA Collaborative.
   March 2, 2021

AGA Collaborative, a collaborative dance trio founded by Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz with Alison Bory and Amanda Hamp, has published the article, "Collaborative Ethics: Choreographing Within the System and Beyond," in the journal Performing...

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Dance Department to Host Award-winning Choreographer in Virtual Residency

Nejla Yatkin will teach classes in modern dance, choreography, and dance history.
   February 9, 2021

The Department of Dance will host the award-winning dancer and choreographer Nejla Yatkin in a virtual residency February 15-26 and March 8-11. Yatkin will teach classes in modern dance, choreography, and dance history, speaking also about her personal career and issues of diversity and migration as represented in the dance field.

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CoA+A Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19.
   February 7, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19, in the seventh annual celebration of alumni achievement. The event will be virtual and open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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Dance Professor Becomes Registered Somatic Dance Educator

E.E. Balcos has been certified by International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.
   February 1, 2021

Associate Professor of Dance E.E. Balcos been certified as a Registered Somatic Dance Educator (RSDE) by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). This international designation comes after 250 hours of professional training in somatic practice and 20 years as a professor of dance.

His first introduction to somatic...

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