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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

build exterior at night
Arts and Culture | March 11, 2019

Founded in 2003, the hall honors people who have made significant contributions to the visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.

UNLV students rehearse a dance performance.
Arts and Culture | March 5, 2019

Lawmakers to hear from faculty, students on first-ever ‘Fine Arts Day.’

two female dancers
Arts and Culture | February 19, 2019

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.

four ballet dancers on stage
Arts and Culture | January 22, 2019

Legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko directs in this production of the Marius Petipa classic.

Dancers perform on stage
Arts and Culture | January 17, 2019

College Magazine ranks UNLV Dance eighth in the top 10 of nationwide, four-year dance programs.

two dancers
Arts and Culture | October 3, 2018

This biennial concert celebrates the longstanding partnership between two great institutions of dance — UNLV Dance and Korea National Sport University.

Dance In The News

College Magazine
January 17, 2019

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.

October 16, 2018

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 31, 2017

When Vikki Baltimore-Dale moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in the early 1980s, the black dance scene was much different.

Associated Press
February 2, 2017

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 20, 2015

You finish a hard workout, head to the locker room wearing a glistening sheen of perspiration all over and … skip your usual de-funkifying shower?

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 20, 2015

UNLV Dance preparing an international project that will travel live across the Atlantic Ocean.

Recent Dance Accomplishments

April 8, 2019
Vikki Baltimore-Dale (Dance) was invited to deliver a TEDx talk and present choreography in Carson City. Her talk was two-fold. The first segment was a historical summary of the civil rights movement in the late '60s, early '70s with the focus placed on civil rights icon Angela Davis, the inspiration for Dale's choreographic work. The second...
October 16, 2018
Michael Jarett ( Dance) received the Richmond Theater Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design for his design of Moth produced by TheatreLAB in Richmond, Virginia, earlier this year. This was the first time he has received the award. He was nominated six times previously, including two nominations this past season. He...
July 9, 2018
Beth Mehocic (Dance) had her Concerto for Piano and Orchestra recorded for Parma Recordings by the renown Croation Chamber Orchestra and members of the Zagreb Philharmonic under the direction of acclaimed conductor Miran Vaupotic and the award-winning Maltese pianist, Charlene Farrugia. The concerto is slated to be released on a compilation CD of...
May 15, 2018
Beth Mehocic (Dance) had the premiere concert performance of her solo cello work entitled Somewhere Between D# and C on May 19 at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City performed by the acclaimed cellist, Ovidiu Marinescu. This was a CD promotional concert for Parma Recordings for the release of the album MOTO BELLO on Navona Records.  MOTO...
November 13, 2017
Beth Mehocic (Dance) had her composition for solo cello, Somewhere Between D and C# recorded by Ovidiu Marenescu for a collection of new works titled Moto Bello. Moto Bello is the third collection in the Moto series recorded by Trio Casals for Parma Recordings on their Navona label. The album is due to be released in January.  
July 25, 2017
Catherine "Cassy" Turner, Arnold Huang, Ali Ross, Kesley Taelor, and Geneva Winters (all Physical Therapy), with assistance from Dolly Kelepecz-Momot (Dance), co-authored “Investigation of the Cardiovascular Endurance of College Dancers,” which compared cardiovascular endurance before and after a fitness and exercise education session, and...