The Dance Program at Western educates our students in a physical and intellectual understanding of movement art. Dance Majors learn to understand, perform, create, and evaluate. They contribute to contemporary thinking about dance and related arts.

    Students work with faculty and internationally known guest artists. They are immersed in physical practice and artistic process. Technique, performance and choreography are all aspects of their studies.

    The College of Fine and Performing arts offers opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Students from Music, Theatre and Visual Art are able to innovate together.

    We have progressive approaches to physical and creative practice. We foster thinking artists and artistic thinkers

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    Renowned Guest Choreographers

    WWU Dance students have the unique opportunity to perform works created by renowned guest choreographers. These have included:

    • Trisha Brown
    • Alan Good
    • Martha Graham
    • Mark Haim
    • Hannah Kahn
    • Cyrus Khambatta
    • Lar Lubovitch
    • Wade Madsen
    • Susan Marshall
    • Mark Morris
    • Kraig Patterson
    • Joachim Schloemer
    • Doug Varone