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  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. U-M Regents approve designs for new Dance Building

    Plans for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s new Dance Building continue to move forward after the U-M Board of Regents approved schematic designs for the building at their May 16 meeting. The $19 million, 24,000-square-foot space will be the first dedicated facility for the Department of Dance in its storied 110-year history. In…

  5. Actress and activist Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre) delivers the 2019 SMTD commencement address

    View a video of her speech here. Content warning: this speech contains adult language.