Daria Clarke '21 BFA Dance

As an undergrad, Daria “Toni” Clarke ’21 set aside ambitions to be a dermatologist or veterinarian for her first love, dance. Upon graduation, she set her sights on the Garth Fagan Dance company, based in upstate New York. Her professor and mentor, Dr. Janet Lilly(Professor of Dance), had sent her a flier on tryouts.  “This […]

On March 1, 2024, the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) School of Dance will host Community Dance Day, welcoming students from high schools across North Carolina and Virginia. The initiative aims to engage the broader community by offering a comprehensive program encompassing various dance classes, performances, workshops, and discussions.  School of Dance Director Lee Walton says the […]

The UNC Greensboro School of Dance and Sugarfoote Productions announce the 10th annual Greensboro Dance Film Festival (GDFF) to be held Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th.   GDFF, the first of its kind to reside in Greensboro, features dance films from 23 countries in both student and professional categories. An opening reception will be […]

“Drop In. Drop Out. Bring a Friend.” That is the tag line for a new event coming to UNC Greensboro in February through a partnership between Duke University Arts and the UNCG School of Dance. Those are also literally the only instructions for the event, according to Caitlyn Schrader (’22 MFA Dance), CVPA’s Director or […]

Ana Paula Hofling headshot

Congratulations to Dr. Ana Paula Höfling for the achievement of her book “Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira” being reviewed and featured in the 55th Volume of the Dance Research Journal, published by Cambridge University Press.  “Staging Brazil” examines Brazilian capoeira—an African diasporic “street-fighting” practice and art presented in folkloric shows for tourists, contextualizing the rise of the two main […]

Professor Emerita Gay Cheney

Professor Emerita Gay E. Cheney passed away last Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Dr. Cheney was a UNC Greensboro dance faculty member for twenty years from 1976 to 1996. She also served as Head of the Dance Department, now the School of Dance, from 1978 to 1982. While at UNC Greensboro, Dr. Cheney taught improvisation, the creative process, […]