Cynthia Oliver Awarded a USA Fellowship

Read more about the United States Artists Fellowship and Cynthia Oliver's work in an Illinois News Bureau feature.

Discover FAA Choreography Competition for High School Seniors

Show us your choreography and have a chance to earn a scholarship by entering the Discover FAA High School Competitions. Seniors must submit their entries by December 1.

November Dance

Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center

November 5–8, 2020

If you missed the livestream, access the performances for free (password: Dance@IL2020)

A special "socially distanced" performance set was created by Illinois Theatre's scenic design faculty and staff.

Each night, one piece was featured, followed by an interactive discussion between the performers, choreographers, and designers.

Thursday, November 5: works by graduate students Kayt MacMaster and Sarah Mininsohn
Friday, November 6: work by Professor Sara Hook
Saturday, November 7: work by Professor Endalyn Taylor
Sunday, November 8: work by graduate student Bevara Anderson

Read an interview with Jan Erkert about the production for Smile Politely.

The Arts in the Time of Pandemic

Join a Zoom event hosted by the Center for Advanced Study this semester. Get the details about these conversations featuring members of the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Dancing LIVE

We are proud of our university's leadership in testing and tracing, which has enabled our students to engage in dancing in multiple ways: inside our spacious studios, outside, onstage live and streaming, and online with the best technology possible.

Nevada Dance Studio
(Nevada Dance Studio)

Our studios have been taped off to reflect 10 x 10 squares, giving each dancer 100 square feet of space to dance in while maintaining safe social distancing, and of course, wearing masks.

Nevada Dance Studio
(Illini Grove)

You can find our students dancing in various outdoor spaces including the basketball court at the enchanting Illini Grove, the Arboretum, the terraces and Amphitheatre at Krannert Center, and the grassy field behind the Nevada Dance Complex.

Black Arts Initiative "We Got Next"

We Got Next by Stacey RobinsonDance Professor Endalyn Taylor is coordinating the summer salon series "We Got Next" and was selected as an FAA Dean's Fellow for the year to lead the Black Arts Initiative. Read more about this program.