Please join the Wayne State Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance for
the Dance Workshop Showcase Concert
Friday January 29, pre-glow event at 6:15pm, performance at 7:30pm,
Saturday January 30, performance at 7:30pm
Sunday Jan 31st performance at 2pm. Tickets available at www.wsushows.com.
It is with great pride that we congratulate Senior Christina Chammas and dancers in "this is for your best friend" which received top honors in the state-wide Maggie Allesee Choreography Awards on October 24th during the Michigan Dance Festival held at Grand Rapids Ballet Center. Also selected as a finalist to perform her work was Freshmen Lena Shuptar with "Unwelcomed Burden." Congratulations to both students and their remarkable artistry presented. Faculty member Meg Paul was one of the expert adjudicators on the panel along with colleagues Linda Graham (Hope College) & choreographer Ron Brown.
This represents continued demonstration of the strength and caliber of the dancing and dances created from our remarkable dance program. Kudos and excited to see many more to come!
Also recently honored was student Audrey Johnson, recipient of a 2015 Gay Delanghe Summer Dance Scholarship from the Michigan Dance Council to attend a Gaga technique intensive study at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY. Her short write up of the experience appears in the Autumn 2015 Michigan Dance Council newsletter. She writes "The Gay Delanghe Scholarship from the Michigan Dance Council made it possible for me to attendthis intensive and I am incredibly grateful and humbled to be a recipient. As I move forward with the new knowlegde I've taken from this intensive, it will not be without remembering and appreciating the generous support that MDC was able to provide."
Welcome to Dance
at Wayne State!
The dance program at Wayne State University is part of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance and is one of the oldest and most respected in the country. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), our BFA and BS programs have a dual focus: contemporary modern dance and neo-classical ballet, also integrating choreography, dance history, and digital dance technology into the curriculum. Our dance department offers the opportunity for study and training (with an emphasis on Central African) in the techniques of central and West African dance styles. Additional course offerings in dance education and world dance, as well as African, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet and other dance styles complete the program. Our state of the art studios and facilities are located in the center of the city’s Cultural District in midtown Detroit. Fifteen diverse dance faculty are nationally known for their work in technique, choreography, dance theory, Pilates, and dance technology.
The Maggie Allesee Guest Artist series allows students to regularly take Master Classes with, and dance in works by, renowned national and international choreographers, performers, and teachers. See a list of recent guest artists here.
The comprehensive curriculum in dance at Wayne State focuses on quality pre-professional dance training and education. Our nationally accredited program currently maintains an enrollment of 60 dance majors, a third of whom are consistently named to the Dean’s List and continue to distinguish themselves as Presidential Scholars, Wayne Scholars, and McNair Scholar Program recipients. The department enjoys important partnerships with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Detroit Opera House, and the Music Hall Center for the Arts.
If you would like to join us in support of our efforts as we aspire to new heights in teaching, research, creativity and student excellence - training the next wave of dance performers, choreographers, and educators - click here to make a donation.
Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
Wayne State University
4841 Cass Avenue, Suite 3226
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone (313) 577-3508 Fax (313) 577-5691