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Dance Program Placement Audition

Fall audition date: Nov. 12, 2021

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Dance Program Audition and Admissions

Alumni Spotlight: Feather Weldon


Meet Feather Weldon! A 2017 UA grad with her BA in Dance with a Business Cognate and a minor in psychology, Feather is now an apprentice member of Ad Deum’s Professional Second Company, AD2. The company is currently working on a variety of performance projects that will be adapted from indoor venues to outdoor and virtual formats. She also serves as the company’s photography assistant, pilates rehab instructor, and a member of the worship team. Click here to read Feather's full feature.

NCCAkron and The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration Announce Exciting New Collaboration

9 Artists to Teach Series of 21st Century Dance Practices

The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) and ​The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration ​(DTAA) are proud to announce ​Ideas in Motion​, ​a joint initiative ​supported by NCCAkron, The University of Akron, The University of Akron Foundation, and the Mary Schiller Myers Lecture Series in the Arts. Kicking off this initiative is a new survey series called “21st Century Dance Practices” with classes led by some of the most exciting dance artists working today. Each spring beginning in 2020, nine artists will visit DTAA’s Modern V-VIII course with some classes being opened up to students from other disciplines to drop in as well.

The Spring 2020 artists are pictured above — from left to right, Samantha Speis,Brian Brooks, Dianne McIntyre, Liz Lerman, Raja Feather Kelly, Taja Will, Mustapha Braimah, Nicole Klaymoon, and Compagnie Hervé Koubi.

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UA Dance student pairs up with a tiny-yet-mighty-dancer

See how students in UA's dance program and the Dance Institute helped a 10-year-old ballerina recover after a cancer diagnosis — one step and twirl at a time.

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Stories Shared by Our Dance Students

Our dance students feel at home in Akron and enjoy everything our dance program has to offer. Listen to Rebekah Gray's story, and learn more from our Dance Student Focuses!

Discover the UA Dance Student Experience

Home of the National Centre for Choreography (NCCAkron), an ongoing partnership with UA Dance program

The University of Akron Dance Program is proud to continue their ongoing partnership with the National Centre for Choreography (NCCAkron). 

In 2015, The University of Akron and DANCECleveland launched NCCAkron—only the second in the nation—where the country’s finest dance professionals will create new work. NCCAkron supports the research and development of new work in dance at the highest level.

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Read the 2015 UA News Article

Neos Dance Theatre to Engage Students Across All Disciplines

Wesner can now call E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall his dance company’s headquarters, thanks to an agreement with The University of Akron and Neos Dance Theatre as part of the University’s ongoing search for adventure and positive collaboration.

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Neos Dance Theatre at The University of Akron

UA Dance Past News, Performances and Events

Visit UA Dance Past News and Events to explore past guest artists, events and performances.

UA Dance Program Performances

The University of Akron Dance Program

Current Performance Season

Our UA Dance Program offers performances and student visitation days open to the public and campus community. Explore all the outstanding performances and events offered by the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration. 

Current Performance Season


Started at Akron, Starred on Broadway

Enjoy this short video featuring a Tony Award Winning alumnus, then explore more featured UA Dance Program alumni. 

More UA Dance Alumni 

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