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  1. Two SMTD Students and SMTD Faculty Member Win 2020 MLK Spirit Awards

    Two students and a faculty member at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) received 2020 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards. The awards are given to students, student organizations, staff, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through their commitment…

  2. Dept. of Dance Welcomes Crystal Frazier for a Guest Artist Residency

    The Department of Dance will welcome choreographer and dance educator Crystal Frazier to SMTD for a guest artist residency Monday, January 27 through Saturday, February 1. Frazier will participate in various Dance events, including master classes, and will be the professional guest artist for the First Year Touring Company (FYTC) this season. The FYTC is…

  3. Dance Alumna Soultana Schiavi makes her Rockette Debut this November

    When opening night of the 87th season of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular arrives this November, the curtain will rise on one of the most diverse kicklines in Rockettes history—including an unprecedented 13 fresh faces, including recent Department of Dance alumna Soultana Schiavi (BFA ’18) who was one of the four new Rockettes to be featured in Dance Spirit Magazine.

  4. UMS Announces the 2019-20 Cohort of 21St Century Artist Interns

    The University Musical Society (UMS) and the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) EXCEL Lab are proud to announce the 2019-20 cohort of 21st Century Artist Interns. These five students, all SMTD undergraduates, will spend the summer working with a professional dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS will present during the 2019-20…

  5. Daring Dances

    Exploring Social Justice Through Movement in Ann Arbor and Detroit A multifaceted initiative, launched by the Department of Dance this winter, is forging alliances in Detroit while exploring the ways that dance can imagine and realize a more equitable society. Featuring performances, workshops, an artist-in-residence program, and student fellowships, Daring Dances was created and curated…