UW-Milwaukee Dance Department

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Milwaukee is a small big city where dance expands its potential daily. It is enough to be involved with the dance community in Milwaukee to realize that there is some dance-related event taking place in the city virtually every week. Read more

Spring Arts Guide

It was easy to believe that the young performers in the UW-Milwaukee Dance Department’s Winterdances: Refuge have futures in dance. Read more


UW-Milwaukee’s Dance Department’s “Springdances 2018: joyUS Momentum” featured three premieres by Milwaukee choreographers as well as an excerpt form a longer work by guest choreographer Ana Maria Alvarez. The joy was that in all cases the ... Read more


The relationship between the department and the local dance community is profound. Read more


The 1-year-old Milwaukee Dance Theatre Network (MDTN) was finding its legs, or so it seemed to me, at its first anniversary gathering on Oct. 1 at Danceworks. The members are the artistic leaders of many of Milwaukee’s dance organizations a... Read more

A&E Feature

Dancemakers 2016 features work by international choreographers in diverse styles performed by UW-Milwaukee MFA dance students. The show runs July 22-23 at Mitchell Hall. Read more


One of two major concerts presented annually by the UW-Milwaukee Dance Department, Winterdances offers new work by faculty and guest choreographers with student dancers. The Feb. 4-7 installment Evolve As We Enter marks Artistic Director Fe... Read more


Off the Cuff speaks to aerial dancer Andrea Chastant Burkholder and her husband, Daniel, who specializes in dance improvisation. The couple arrived in Milwaukee last August from Maryland as new members of the UW-Milwaukee dance faculty. In ... Read more

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Aerial dancer Andrea Chastant Burkholder and her husband Daniel Burkholder have instituted a new and unusual performance series, Real Time, to be offered on a pay-what-you-will basis on the first Friday of every month through the end of 201... Read more


As a deep breath restores, Breathe is about healing. Janet Lilly made “Requiem” to honor Ed Burgess, the beloved department chair whose unexpected death in 2011 is still mourned. Breathe also features a revival of Danceworks Performance ... Read more

Classical Music

The UW-Milwaukee Dance Department closes each school year with an edition of “Summerdances,” a concert of new work by faculty and guest choreographers created Read more

Classical Music

There was so much to consider during “Sight Readings,” Debra Loewen’s new site-specific dance performance at INOVA Gallery, that the hour-long experience Read more

Classical Music