1. Three SMTD Graduate Students Awarded Anti-Racism Grants

    The Anti-Racism Collaborative, administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), awarded three summer research grants to SMTD graduate students Marjoris Regus (PhD, Music Education), Imani Ma’At AnkhmenRa Amen Taylor (MFA ’21, dance), and Samantha Williams (SM ’22, voice). The Rackham Graduate School is co-sponsoring 21 awards across U-M totaling $99,825 in support for…

  2. Hannah Marcus - Earl V. Moore Award for Dance winner

    Hannah Marcus – Earl V. Moore Award (Dance)

    Hannah Marcus graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship. She enjoys collaborating across disciplines to create work that explores how physicality can be supported and deconstructed by visual design, theatricality, sound, and language.” Academic and career accomplishments Performed works by Rosie Herrera, Shannon Gillen,…

  3. Student commencement speaker, Johanna Kepler (BFA, dance).

    Johanna Kepler – 2020 Student Commencement Speaker

    Johanna Kepler completed a BFA in Dance with a minor in Latino Studies. During her time at U-M, Kepler served on the Student Advisory Board for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and was an SMTD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Ambassador. Kepler also founded Arts in Color, a student organization committed to diversity,…

  4. Charli Brissey, wearing dark clothes, arms extended, dancing in a large white space,

    Faculty Spotlight – Charli Brissey

    Charli Brissey – Asst. Professor of Dance

    Invested in movement practices to illuminate the role of the nonhuman in formation-practices of self and material environment, Charli talks about art, teaching, and learning in our new reality. Read more

  5. Shannon Gillen Joins SMTD in Fall 2020

    Shannon Gillen joins the School of Music, Theatre & Dance as an Associate Professor of Dance in Fall 2020. Of the appointment, Gillen said: “I am thrilled to bring my passion for radical storytelling and dance-making, for building community through physical practice and collaborative research, and for expanding the cultural vitality of physical dance theater…