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  1. Hopper leaps in the air

    Hopper Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Dance

    Jillian Hopper has been appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance beginning in Fall 2020. Prior to her appointment, Hopper served as a lecturer in the department for five years. “I am so thrilled and very honored to be returning to U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as a full-time Clinical Assistant…

  2. Johanna Kepler wearing University of Michigan Latin XPressions shirt.

    Johanna Kepler, BFA Dance ’20

    Johanna Kepler, BFA Dance ’20

    As a choreographer, dancer, and activist, Johanna came to Michigan to meld her talents as an artist with her passion for social justice. And now, she’s doing this by developing projects like her new interview series, The Power of the Performing Arts. Read more

  3. U-M Arts Initiative Seeks Project Proposals, Stakeholder Input *Updated Deadline 3/23*

    A new presidential Arts Initiative at the University of Michigan is seeking proposals from faculty, students and staff for pilot projects that will be funded as part of the launch of a two-year startup phase. Announced by President Mark Schlissel in October 2019, the Arts Initiative was established by a working group of leaders from…

  4. Why Awards Matter

    SMTD Alumni Reflect on Their Top Honors The Long View They say it’s an honor just to be nominated, but after four Tony nods over a 14-year span—and a successful and varied career as a stage actress—Celia Keenan-Bolger, BM ’00 (musical theatre) was eager to take home a trophy. “With each nomination, I found that my…

  5. Belle Isle and Beyond

    Last year, during an impromptu workshop on campus to visiting middle schoolers from Detroit Public Schools, Sara Adlerstein Gonzalez noticed something concerning.