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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

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Arts and Culture | November 30, 2023

Enjoy this mix of work choreographed by faculty and students.

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Arts and Culture | November 7, 2023

The concert features exciting choreography and lighting design by talented Bachelor of Fine Arts majors in performance and choreography and dance production and management.

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Arts and Culture | October 10, 2023

The concert features works by faculty and artists-in-residence, including choreography by the newest UNLV Dance faculty member Hayley Meier.

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Arts and Culture | October 5, 2023

Co-presented by philanthropist Susan N. Houston, the College of Fine Arts hosts the free annual Art Walk to honor the Las Vegas community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada.

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Arts and Culture | August 14, 2023

Tickets will go on sale in the Performing Arts Center Box Office beginning Aug. 29. 

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Arts and Culture | March 30, 2023

Spring Forward is the concert of milestone and capstone choreographed works and lighting by Bachelor of Fine Arts majors.

Dance In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 24, 2023

 UNLV is dancing in full bloom before the spring season arrives. The university's dance department is hosting three showings of its 'Dynamic Gardens' performance inside the Judy Bayley Theatre.

June 14, 2022

On June 4, Las Vegas stood with Ukraine in a memorable way.

Las Vegas Weekly
October 7, 2021

After the seeming eternity of the pandemic lockdown, UNLV’s Nevada Conservatory Theatre returns to live performances with a celebratory season that includes Little Shop of Horrors and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Nevada Business
August 30, 2021

Carnevale Gallery plans to donate 25 percent of its proceeds through September to Vegas PBS to help support local arts programming in honor of late artist Rita Asfour.

Las Vegas Weekly
August 26, 2021

Culture: Art exhibits, theater productions, and more.

The 961
April 15, 2021

Raised in Dubai and currently based in the United States, Lebanese-American Diana Zeineddine is a force to be reckoned with!

Recent Dance Accomplishments

April 17, 2023
UNLV Dance has been selected to perform with the New York-based Martha Graham Dance Company in a prestigious concert entitled University Partners Showcase April 22 in the famed Joyce Theater. UNLV Dance joins six other highly-regarded dance institutions presenting work from the 20th century canon of modern dance. UNLV Dance will perform a piece by…
December 8, 2022
Today the London Indie Short Festival announced  that the winner for the Best Documentary Short category went to the interdisciplinary project known as The UNLV Shoah Survivors Project. Congratulations to all of the film's collaborators!  About the film The UNLV College of Liberal Arts religious studies program and UNLV…
March 23, 2022
Roberta Sabbath (English), Cathy Allen, (Dance), and Shahab Zargari (Fine Arts) will be speaking at the 2022 Conney Jews and the Arts about the interdisciplinary project Shoah Survivor Choreographic Collaboration: A Docudance Film Exploring the Memories of Four Holocaust Survivors. The project represents the intersection of oral history, film,…
February 19, 2021
Student Diversity & Social Justice hosted the 3rd Annual Black Carpet Awards. The Black Carpet was designed as a means to celebrate and recognize the contributions of Black students, staff, faculty, and community members. What started as one of the premier events during Black History Month, the Black Carpet is now an annual campus…
June 19, 2020
Bob Tracy (Art) and Louis Kavouras (Dance) created a performance art piece and video that is now posted on the Art in Society Conference website. This project was accepted to be performed live in Galway, Ireland, this month but the COVID-19 pandemic upended those plans. What you will see is a work in progress, with more layers to come.
February 19, 2020
Avery Boddie (Libraries) has been selected as an Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program Fellow for 2020-21. The yearlong program prepares mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large. Boddie is the…