Department of Dance News
If you are interested in a career in dance, the department of dance is among "the Best in the West" and exists in the center of fabulous Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing cultural centers in the United States. Entertainment industry employment and artistic opportunities abound in Las Vegas. Advanced-level dancers are working professionally while completing their dance degrees.
Current Dance News
The season features four unique concerts showcasing works created by UNLV dance faculty and students.
Founded in 2003, the hall honors people who have made significant contributions to the visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.
Lawmakers to hear from faculty, students on first-ever ‘Fine Arts Day.’
The concert features choreography and design by dance faculty Richard Havey, James Jeon, Dolly Kelepecz-Momot, and renowned modern dance guest artists Jeanine Tegano Collins, Andy Lott, and Ari Mayzick.
Legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko directs in this production of the Marius Petipa classic.
College Magazine ranks UNLV Dance eighth in the top 10 of nationwide, four-year dance programs.
Dance In The News
When Tyreek Jarman, aka Chop808, released his single “Nobody’s Safe” in May, it came with an unusual label: the word “EXPLICIT.” But something else was different, too. The wholesome and upbeat Jarman, known for hamming it up and dancing with fans at shows, was gone. Here was a menacing beast firing machine-gun bars over a bass-heavy trap beat. You don’t wanna go to war with me, I grew up with apes, he warns on the track.
Performer April Kidwell is an expert at portraying a frenetic female anti-hero. Her first major role was as Cleopatra at Caesars Palace. Kidwell’s dazzling smile, bedazzled bra and feathered headdress may have said “Vegas showgirl” more than “fierce queen,” but it paid her way through a theater and dance degree at UNLV. And more importantly, it set the stage for a career to come.
If you can do a split mid-air and pirouette so fast you make other people dizzy, do the world a favor and become a professional dancer. A degree in dance means so much more than hitting the studio every day for the next four years.
Las Vegas and Seoul, South Korea, might be a 13-hour plane flight apart, but for the last dozen years dance has brought them closer together.
When Vikki Baltimore-Dale moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in the early 1980s, the black dance scene was much different.
A ballerina who drew audiences from around the world to an abandoned Mojave Desert stage she adopted after being stranded there by a flat tire in 1967 has died at the age of 92.