Dance at Illinois is historic…
|May Day festivities at the University of Illinois included dance.
|Ione Johnson began teaching modern dance in Physical Education and formed the first student performance group.
|Margaret Erlanger was hired and created the first dance degrees.
|Merce Cunningham and John Cage became the first dancer-in-residence in an academic/university program.
|Dance became a department within the College of Fine & Applied Arts and found a new home at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts!
|Bachelor of Fine Arts degree was implemented.
|A Masters of Fine Arts degree was implemented.
|Alwin Nikolais awarded an honorary doctorate degree.
|Katherine Dunham awarded an honorary doctorate degree.
|Bachelor of Arts as an inter-disciplinary degree was implemented.
|Yoga Certification was implemented.
|Bachelor of Arts in Dance + Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology was implemented.