Student Investment Project

  • Master Class with Mike Esperanza at Gibney Dance.

  • Group photo with Quilan Arnold after his hip hop masterclass.

    Group photo with Quilan Arnold after his hip hop masterclass at Gibney.

  • WMU Dancers at the NYC Ballet for Balanchine's Black and White program.

    WMU Dancers at the NYC Ballet for Balanchine's Black and White program.

  • Group photo with Distinguished Alumna, Jackie Nowicki, after her class at Peridance Capezio Center.

    Group photo with Distinguished Alumna, Jackie Nowicki, after her class at Peridance Capezio Center.

  • WMU Dancers head to The Joyce for a night with Abraham.In.Motion

    WMU Dancers head to The Joyce for a night with Abraham.In.Motion

 

Student Investment Project

Each year the Department of Dance provides senior students with opportunities to engage with dance artists and learn more about a major metropolitan center, its dance facilities and career opportunities. Students take master classes, participate in workshops, and round table discussions with members of the local dance community, including prominent dance companies and professionals. 

In May 2018 students ventured to New York City, where they had fantastic educational and networking experiences with:


WMU Students take hip hop master classes with Quilan Arnold in New York City.



The students also particpated in panel discussions on subjects such as economoic empowerment for the artisit ,  saw performances of "Sleep No More" and the New York City Ballet, and Abraham.In.Motion, and had a post show discussion with Kyle Abraham, Matthew Baker, and Jeremy Jae Neal.

 

The students concluded the trip with the opportunity for their first performance in New York City in the WMU Dance Showcase at Gibney.

 

 

 Previous trips have included:

  • Phladelphia
  • Montreal
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles

 

Check out this round table discussion with dance professionals in NYC!