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  1. Transatlantic Connections

    It’s not every day that a superstar in the international world of contemporary dance visits a college campus to help rehearse students in one of his own choreographies. So forgive Department of Dance students if they are a little starstruck in January, when Richard Alston, founder and artistic director of the Richard Alston Dance Company…

  2. The Kendall Decade

    Dean Kendall reflects on 10 years of successes, challenges, and growth as he concludes his final year as SMTD dean. In May, at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year, Dean Christopher Kendall will step down after serving two consecutive five-year terms as dean, the current U-M limit. Under Kendall’s leadership, SMTD has experienced marked progress,…

  3. A Steady Rise to the Top

    After 11 years of hard work and a stream of roles, Brynn O’Malley is Broadway’s brightest new star. Brynn O’Malley is about to embark on an extended honeymoon…on Broadway. The 2003 musical theatre graduate is starring in Honeymoon in Vegas, a new musical based on the 1992 film, now in previews, which opens January 15….

  4. Works of Necessity

    As a freshman at the University of Michigan, Carolyn Dorfman was focused on becoming a teacher. “I wanted to be an educated teacher-to understand the body and teach dance not only from an artistic place but, on some level, from a scientific place; to train dancers in a healthy way.” Dorfman (BFA ’77) has achieved…

  5. Collaboration Nation

    SMTD students explore the vast interdisciplinary opportunities at U-M. This summer, several dance majors from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will be looking to the wind for inspiration…literally. With Ann Arbor Dance Works, the resident professional dance company of the Department of Dance, students are exploring the potential for harnessing the wind as…