Dance professor Brinae Ali and friends will lead multiple tap dance workshops as a part of “International Tap Dance Day” from May 25-27, 2022. The festival, organize by Ali, will feature drop-in classes, live music, and performances in partnership with the Baltimore Jazz Collective.
Dance BFA Chair danah bella has been honored as 2021 Dance Educator of the Year in Higher Education by the Maryland Dance Education Association.
BFA Dance musician Shodekeh will become the first hip-hop artist in Maryland to have their work archived and first beatboxer in the world to have a special collection dedicated to their work when Towson University opens “Ideations of Potential: Shodekeh’s Innovation Lab or Embodied Scholarship & Hip Hop Imagination.” The collection serves as a capstone […]
Kelly Hirina will join the Peabody Conservatory Dance faculty as interim instructor during the 2021-22 academic year. She will teach classes including Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, and Rehearsal & Performance Collaboration.
The Peabody BFA Dance program was named one of “The Top 20 BFA Dance Programs for 2020-21” by OnStage Blog citing the program’s “interdisciplinary perspective to immerse students in the critical study of movement, bodies, and society that accounts for historical and socio-cultural tensions on and off the stage.”
Dance BFA students Rush Johnston’s solo “Nothingness” and Zoë Payne’s “-back again-” were presented in the Werner Independent Choreographer Showcase, College Edition in November.
BFA Dance musician Shodekeh and Recording Arts faculty artist Wendel Patrick are featured on “Traveler,” the first single from Tuvan throat-singer Bady Dorzhu Ondar’s debut album. The album was recorded at WTMD in fall 2019 and the music video illustrations were created by MICA animation students.
Peabody dancers Chase Fittin, Lincoln Gray, Clare Naughton, and Natalie Cox were praised for their performances at Direct/Link, a program that took place on Saturday, August 17 in Philadelphia, Penn. Fittin and Gray performed dana bella’s amá, and Cox performed her own choreography in Loneliness is not Alone. Naughton’s Little Blue Girl was also featured […]
Peabody dance sophomore Constance Ui-Seng Francois will make her Broadway debut in the upcoming West Side Story revival in the ensemble. The opening of the show is set for February 6, 2020 in New York City. This will be the first re-imagining of the show since the original.
Bessie Award winner Diedre Dawkins has been appointed to the full-time BFA Dance faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, where she will teach Horton, Graham, West African, and Afro-Fusion dance, as well as choreographing works for student performances. She has previously served in a part-time capacity during the inaugural year of the BFA Dance program at […]