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Alumni Survey Shows Employment Outcomes for Arts and Design Majors

The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) recently released the special report “Arts and Design Alumni Employment and Perspectives on Their Work and Careers,” which found that more than half of the graduates answering the survey have jobs in their fields, and that 75%  of them have arts or design-related … Continued


High Honors for Graduating Dancers, Lydia and Laniya!

Lydia Pate and Laniya Smith

Meet Lydia Pate and Laniya Smith, recipients of the 2024 Provost Student Excellence Awards for the School of Dance, represent the highest academic honor for undergraduate students at UNCG, bestowed by the Provost and the Honors Council of Lloyd International Honors College. Their recognition exemplifies outstanding dedication and contributions to … Continued


2024 Commencement Profile: Marissa Finklestein MFA- Dance

Marissa Finklestein '24 MFA Dance

Dance has been a part of Marissa Finklestein’s life for almost as long as she can remember. After receiving a BA in Dance and Business from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she worked as a choreographer, educator, and performer in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. She held various … Continued


Faculty Artist Profile: Marielis Garcia

Marielis Garcia headshot. Photo credit: Whitney Browne

Assistant Professor of Dance Marielis Garcia has been a teaching artist since she was barely a teenager—a gutsy teenager who knew exactly what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to ask for it:  “My parents are both immigrants from the Dominican Republic and there just wasn’t a whole lot of surplus … Continued


Daria Clarke ’21 Coming “Home” with Garth Fagan Dance Company

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 … Continued


UNC Greensboro School of Dance Opens Its Doors for Community Dance Day

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 … Continued


Festival Celebrates Decade of Dance Film

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. … Continued


Meet the Meshroom: A Mash-Up of Art, Dance, and Music

“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 … Continued


Dr. Ana Paula Höfling’s “Staging Brazil” featured in Dance Research Journal

Ana Paula Höfling 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 … Continued