Dance Program News

  • January 31, 6 – 8pm: Dance Theatre Company Auditions, Performing Arts Center Dance Studio

    Spring 2024 – Sneak-Peek!

    By Cathy Nicoli

    We welcome you to join the Dance and Performance Studies program for the following events!

  • Seven dancers on stage performing

    Alumnus Jessica Taddeo: A Quintessential Arts and Humanities Success Story

    by Cathy Nicoli

    RWU Dance & Performance Studies Program is thrilled to share the good news that one of our graduates: dancer, choreographer, philosopher, political activist, writer – Jessica Taddeo '23 – was recently published in the journal The Dancer Citizen, Issue 17: Combine, Craft and Create: Centering Work at the Edges.

  • RWU Dance Theatre Company Auditions

    Dance Theatre Company News

    By Cathy Nicoli

    Fall semester is about to start! That means Dance Theatre Company Auditions are coming up fast! Though a requirement for Dance majors, all RWU dancers are welcome! Dance in works by internationally renowned guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers – all while getting credit for your passion and training with your dance family!

  • Promotional Poster for Fall Concert

    Dance Theatre Company – Fall Concert!

    by Cathy Nicoli

    Dance Theatre Company – RWU Dance & Performance Studies Program’s professionally-oriented student dance company will soon be presenting fall semester’s capstone week of performances!

  • Poster for Alumni Dance Festival showing four dancers dancing

    RWU Alumni Dance Festival

    By Cathy Nicoli

    Alumni, current students – and prospective ones too! Please join the Dance and Performance Studies Program’s 1st Annual Alumni Dance Festival!

  • Dance Theatre Company at the RWU Performing Arts Center

    RWU Dance Theatre Company – In Concert!

    By Cathy Nicoli

    Dance Theatre Company – the Program’s professionally-oriented student dance company will be presenting this semester's capstone week of performances, featuring the work of our spring guest choreographers Aretha Aoki and Bryn Cohn – as well as five works by student choreographers: Julia Bellieveau, Grace Jaworski, Jordan Raleigh, Jordan Roberts, and Nicole St. Laurent! Join us in celebrating the successes of Spring 2022 – and have a chance to applaud our dancers for all their hard work and community spirit!

  • Steven Vaughn

    RWU Dance / Performance Studies Welcomes Steve Vaughn!

    Interview by Jordan Roberts – Dance / Performance and Psychology Double Major (’22)

    We are happy to welcome Professor Vaughn’s professional experience and deep fascination for movement into our studio!

  • Students jumping

    Dancing On & Springing Ahead!

    By Cathy Nicoli

    RWU’s Dance & Performance Studies Program is excited to announce another semester line-up of dynamic events and guest artists! Dancing in London – Spring Semester Abroad! After two years of pandemic

  • Guest Artist Ashley Rich leads dancers

    Dancing Through It All – Fall Recap!

    By Cathy Nicoli

    RWU’s Dance and Performance Studies has a reputation for being dynamic and community-based. This kinetic and creative alchemy keeps students and professors motivated to give their all – but it also has us all ready for a long winter’s nap! But before heading into winter intersession…here’s a recap of all we accomplished this fall!