University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign: Dance at Illinois
LOCATION: Urbana, IL
YEAR EST.: 1968
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Jan Erkert
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Anna Sapozhnikov, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: BA, BFA, MFA
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Contemporary, African, Ballet, Jazz, Improvisation
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In our rigorous program, our students learn how the body works, research our art form’s expansive history, and define their own voices as performers and choreographers. Together we embrace the messiness of creation and explore how our diverse viewpoints can contribute to the evolution of dance. Our intimate program features one-on-one mentoring from an extraordinary group of resident performers, choreographers, scholars, and educators plus numerous guest artists. Our faculty members have been honored with eight New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, two Fulbright Scholarships, and two Guggenheim Fellowships. They have been performers and choreographers for artists ranging from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Bebe Miller to Paul Taylor. As dedicated educators, they have earned numerous campus awards for excellence in research, teaching, and advising.
Our alumni can be found all over the world, leading University Dance programs, Conservatories, teaching in High Schools and studios. They are award-winning choreographers, performers and educators.