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Kelli Sanford, MFA ’07 to receive Akron Arts Alive Award

Date posted: April 28th, 2016

Kelli Sanford was selected to receive the 2016 Akron Arts Alive Award for Outstanding Artist in Dance. The award recognizes individual artists whose work has made a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth.  …Read more.

MFA candidate Jared Bendis featured in

Date posted: April 25th, 2016

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Shannon Sterne interviewed by Dance Magazine for article on weight loss

Date posted: April 20th, 2016

Shannon Sterne is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance.  She was interviewed several months ago by a writer for Dance Magazine for an article on weight loss that has been published in the May 2016 issue. …Read more.

MaDaCol Spring Dance Concert

Date posted: March 24th, 2016

The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University will present the spring MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective) concert April 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., and April 16 at 7 p.m. …Read more.

MFA candidate Andrea Alvarez was recently featured in an IADMS blog.

Date posted: March 17th, 2016

5 Questions with Andrea Mitchell Siobhan Mitchell by IADMS Student Committee
The students and faculty in the department of dance continue to have a strong presence within the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science organization.  …Read more.

Department of Dance Presents Momentum

Date posted: March 4th, 2016

The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University will continue its 2016 season with Momentum, a thesis concert featuring Master of Fine Arts candidates Andrea Alvarez, Jared Bendis and Richard Oaxaca. …Read more.

Department of Dance presents Confluence

Date posted: January 21st, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Dance will present Confluence, Feb. 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Mather Dance Center. …Read more.

Gary Galbraith discusses with the Plain Dealer how he incorporates technology into dance

Date posted: January 13th, 2016

The Plain Dealer: Gary Galbraith, professor and acting chair of the Department of Dance, discussed how he incorporates technology into dance. “Dance is not used as a means to showcase technology,” he said. “The technology is there to support the art. To that extent then, the technology should be totally invisible or it should have minimal impact.”

Dance Alumni Susan Vencl in Downtown Express

Date posted: January 12th, 2016

Dowtown Express discusses Susan Vencl’s evening length work Long Before Afterward.  The work for five dancers was created to music composed by Arlene  Sierra.
Choreographer Susan Vencl’s “Long Before Afterward” premieres Feb. …Read more.

Dance Minor Jean Castillo in Case Daily

Date posted: November 20th, 2015

The undergraduate population in the Department of Dance has grown rapidly over recent years. The department’s 14 majors and 25 minors each bring unique backgrounds, interests and perspectives. One of our minors, Jean Castillo, was recently featured in The Daily. …Read more.

Fall MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective) to Feature More Than 60 Dancers

Date posted: November 3rd, 2015

The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce this fall’s production of MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective). Performances are Nov. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., and Nov. …Read more.


Date posted: October 22nd, 2015

The department of Dance was well represented at the 25th annual meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, October 8-11 in Pittsburgh, PA.  The faculty all presented, two alumni, Hannah Barna, MFA ’15 and Dani Dowler, MFA ’14, had a poster, while alumna Amanda Clark, MFA ’15 moderated several sessions and as chair of the student committee, along with current graduate student Andrea Alvarez, organized and oversaw a series of presentations specifically designed for student members.  …Read more.

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