School of Dance Current Season

Thank you for supporting our students during the 2018-19 performance season. We will announce the 2019-20 season soon.

2018-19 Dance Performance Season


Fall Dance

This thrilling contemporary dance showcase features two new works by UNCSA alumni and two reconstructions by celebrated guest artists. Durham choreographer Gaspard Louis restages his powerful, thought-provoking dance “Souke” alongside Suki John’s lighthearted and romantic narrative “Havana Love Letters: Part One.” Rounding out the program are two premieres by School of Dance alumni Juel Lane and Grady Bowman, who return to their alma mater to create groundbreaking work on our fearless and versatile student dancers.

September 25-29 at 7:30 p.m. and September 29 at 2 p.m. Agnes de Mille Theatre

Emerging Choreographers

Experience the next generation of dance as UNCSA’s graduating contemporary majors present their cutting-edge, original choreography. These short dances for small groups will feature unique lighting designs by School of Design and Production lighting students.
November 13-17 at 7:30 p.m. and November 17 at 2 p.m.  Hanesbrands Theatre

Winter Dance

Wonderful music accompanies the dances in this mixed repertory concert. George Balanchine’s exquisite ballet “Concerto Barocco” is danced to the timeless “Concerto in D minor for Two Violins” by J.S. Bach. Martha Graham’s humorous “Maple Leaf Rag” brilliantly integrates the music of Scott Joplin. Douglas Dunn’s spirited “Pulcinella” creatively uses the famous Stravinsky score. Rounding out the concert will be a new contemporary ballet by School of Dance faculty member Ilya Kozadayev.

February 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 24 at 2 p.m. Stevens Center

Spring Dance

This concert of ballet and contemporary works features four lovely and distinctive pieces. Our ballet students show their technical and artistic prowess in Marius Petipa’s large-scale classic “Raymonda” and “Harlequinade,” based off of the original choreography. Our contemporary students share their kinetic wizardry in two reconstructions: “Grove” by faculty member Trish Casey and “Mondrian Duets” by Associate Dean Brenda Daniels.

April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. Stevens Center