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Trey McIntyre Informance - 2015-16 Allesee Artist in Residence
September 11 2015 at 12:00 PM
Old Main
Join the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance in a performance showing of the new dance work choreographed on Wayne State Dance Majors by the 2015-16 Allesee Choreographic Artist in Residence Trey McIntyre.  This "Informance" will be on Friday, September 11th at 12:00pm in the Allesee Dance Theatre, Room 3317 on the 3rd floor of Old Main, 4841 Cass Avenue in Midtown Detroit. This event is free of charge and open to the public, though seating in the theatre is very limited.   
Where Can My PhD Take Me? Careers in Teaching
September 21 2015 at 4:00 PM
Medicine, School of
Where can my PhD take me in the field of teaching?  A dialogue about career paths at the intersection of bioscience and teaching. Panelists from multiple universities and settings will share their experiences in launching their post-doctoral teaching careers. This event is the first in a series of career exploration panel discussions to be offered during the fall 2015 by the BEST program, an NIH-funded initiative to assist WSU doctoral students and postdoctoral scientists find out more about careers outside of traditional academic research settings. This session will focus on employment in undergraduate teaching, primarily at undergraduate institutions and community colleges.  Panelists include science faculty at Marygrove College, UD-Mercy, and area community colleges.  They will discuss the scope of their current work and the skills and expertise required for successful teaching at the undergraduate level. The session will conclude with a Q&A with faculty facilitators Dr. Matt Ouellett, Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Teaching and Learning and Dr. Andrew Feig, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean in the Graduate School. Please register for this event by clicking on the RSVP button at the upper right, which will take you to WayneGradCareers.
Business of Art @ Ponyride: Jessica Care Moore on Art, Activism & Paying the Bills
September 21 2015 at 6:00 PM
The Alumni Office of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts brings you this next installment in the excellent arts entrepreneurship discussion series 'The Business of Art.' Poet, performance artist, arts entrepreneur and all-around Detroit advocacy rock star, Jessica Care Moore will speak on, and field questions about, "Art, Activism & Paying the Bills."
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The Department of Theatre and Dance Welcomes
Trey McIntyre

2015-16 Allesee Choreographic Artist in Residence
at Wayne State September 3-11

Join us for the Informal Performance of his new work!

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