KNSU Partnership: Seoul, South Korea

The UNLV Department of Dance and Korea National Sport University (KNSU) Department of Dance developed a partnership in 2006. This partnership is rooted in the desire to create mutually beneficial collaborative dance and cultural exchange experiences for the students and faculty of each institution. The fruits of this partnership have been biennially shared concerts of choreography that are performed in Seoul, South Korea and Las Vegas, NV. While at UNLV, there is an exciting week of master classes and a chance to see how the phenomenon of dance manifests itself in each country. When the concert ends, the journey continues. Twenty UNLV Dance majors travel to Seoul, South Korea, and present the concert again. Students are exposed to rich cultural offerings both inside the dance studio and out.

Group photo with KNSU logo in background

IABD Conference

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists. UNLV Dance Professor Vikki Baltimore-Dale has been a board member of the International Association of Blacks in Dance for over 10 years. From the start of her tenure at UNLV, she has been an advocate for racial equality. Professor Dale selects hard-working and ambitious dance majors to go to the IABD dance conference every year and the dancers perform alongside numerous professional dance companies in the nation such as the Ailey 2 company, Lulu Washington Dance Company, Dance Theatre Harlem, Dallas Black, Cleo Parker Robinson, and others. This opportunity grants them significant experience in a professional environment, inspires networking, and provides the possibility to audition for top-ranking companies. It is a profound and life changing experience for these young talented artists.

More Travel

Some of our other faculty-led trips in the past have included traveling to: Turks and Caicos, Germany, New York, Greece (International Dance Competition Hellas), Japan (Pilates Minor Internship Opportunity), Red Rock Dance Festival (Utah), among many others.

Travel Reminder

Any students planning on traveling abroad with the department need to have a valid passport. For more information check out the US Department of State Travel website.

Dancers posing at Greece monument