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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 | September 21, 2022

Join us as we explore how art, design, media, and performing arts disciplines enhance the creation of knowledge.

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Arts and Culture | July 12, 2022

Tickets go on sale Aug. 30 at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office.

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Arts and Culture | April 14, 2022

The concert features the milestone and capstone choreographed works and lighting design by the Bachelor of Fine Arts majors.

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Arts and Culture | February 15, 2022

The performances are dedicated to the memory of beloved dance professor Beth Mehocic.

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Arts and Culture | February 6, 2022

The concert is free and tickets are not required.

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Arts and Culture | February 3, 2022

This year's inductees include legendary songstress Dionne Warwick, iconic musician and performer Paul Anka, prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory, and actor and educator Michael Tylo (posthumously).

Dance In The News

KNPR News
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!

Las Vegas Weekly
March 25, 2021

Cierra Bliss Wachtel, who goes by Cierra Bliss, began dancing at Boulder City studio Dance Etc. before she’d even turned 5. Now 22, she’s a dance major at UNLV, who recently unveiled an original choreographed piece titled “Skin Shed” and is preparing another, “Spineless,” for an April 22 premiere on the UNLV Dance Department YouTube show, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.

Recent Dance Accomplishments

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…
October 29, 2019
Michael Jarett (Dance) received the Richmond Theater Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design - Musical for his design of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, produced by TheatreLAB in Richmond, Virginia, earlier this year. This was the second time Jarett has received the award, although he has been nominated…
August 22, 2019
Beth Mehocic (Dance) has the honor of having two compositions selected by Parma Recordings to be considered for the 62nd annual Grammy awards in four categories. Her work, Left of Winter for Orchestra has been selected to be considered for Best Orchestral Performance of 2019, performed the the Janecek Philharmonic, and her string quartet,…