Dance faculty member Barbara Angeline discovered there could be benefits to teaching her class virtually after the pandemic made it impossible to teach in person.
Dance Department chair and artistic director Julia M. Ritter is helming an initiative called the Big Ten UniDanceHub as a way to provide a substantive learning experience and to enhance alumni, faculty, and student ties across the Big Ten.
See a day in the life of choreographer and BFA ’11 dance graduate Kyle Marshall who received the 2018 NY Dance and Performance “Bessie” Jury Award and is a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Award recipient.
A project by the Documentary Film Lab at the Mason Gross School of the Arts explores class in the Dance Department that helps people reclaim control of their bodies.
In the calm and quiet of winter break on campus, Dana Caspersen encourages students to “step into messy situations” in the light-filled Nicholas Dance Studios on the Douglass Campus.
Johsian Martinez, a BFA/EdM Dance Education student, says his experiences at a performing-arts charter school, with teachers who accepted him as he was made all the difference and informed his own choice to become an educator.
Percussionist and Dance Department Music Coordinator (MGSA alum, DMA 2016) Mesia Austin serves as an accompanist, providing improvised music, on the spot, for MGSA Modern Dance Technique classes.
Dancer Ariana Speight and flute performance major Sana Colter met as Douglass Residential College students. That rich friendship eventually yielded C.R.E.A.T.E., Cultural Rhythm Expressing Art To Empower.
The Dance & Parkinson’s program at Mason Gross, uses music and movement to empower them. And a new film from the school’s Documentary Film Lab captures just how moving, and joyful, that process can be.
Art & design student Aaron Lewis had zero dance training— but he chose to transfer to the dance program anyway. On Lewis’s second try, he made it.