About

  • UWM Dance MAM

Job Placement

Our Bachelor of Art degree in Dance will prepare you to teach movement in a myriad of community settings, including schools, community centers, and health clubs. Our students are also well prepared to work professionally with dance studios and companies in education or outreach roles, as well as perform.

Perform

Four concerts are presented at UWM each year: Winterdances and Springdances, which showcase students performing the the work of faculty and guest artists at the university’s flagship Mainstage Theatre, and New Dancemakers and Dancemakers, which feature choreography by undergraduate and graduate students, respectively, in creative spaces. Recent guest artists have included Susan Marshall, Ronald K. Brown, Laura Dean, and Daniel Gwirtzman.

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Degrees

Explore – Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.

Audition – A successful audition is required prior to entry into the BA program. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.

BA – Dance

Careers+Alumni

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Kym McDaniel

BFA, Dance | 2014

"Being injured was not new, but it hadn't gotten easier; there's always a process of loss and grief, and I wanted to see if I could tunnel that creativity into something else." Kym McDaniel on her film work at Danceworks.

Careers in Dance

Alexander Technique Practitioner
Artistic Director
Arts & Entertainment Writer
Arts Administrator
Arts Advocacy Agent
Arts Council Director
Arts Management
Athletic/Gymnastic Club Teacher
Ballet Master/Mistress
Box Office Manager
Boys/Girls Clubs Educator
Broadway Theatre/Tours
Camp Director
Choreographer
City Recreation Department Teacher
Community Arts Work
Community Centers
Company Manager
Consultant
Corps De Ballet
Costume Designer
Creative Director
Cruise Line Performer
Curator
Curriculum Developer
Dance Anthropologist
Dance Archivist/Librarian
Dance Critic
Dance Filmmaker
Dance Historian
Dance Journalist
Dance Medicine Specialist
Dance Movement Therapist
Dance Researcher
Dance Studio Owner
Dance Therapist
Education Director
Elementary School Teacher
Elementary/Secondary School Outreach
Feldenkrais Practitioner
Fitness Instructor
Freelance Dancer
Fundraiser
Grant Writer
Health & Wellness Advocate
Health & Wellness Podcaster
Health Coach
Independent Contractor
Interdisciplinary Collaborator
Klein Technique Practitioner
Laban Movement Analyst
Lighting Designer
Marketing & Programs Manager
Massage Therapist
Mental Health Guidance
Music Video Choreographer
National Dance Associations
Magazine Publisher
Nonprofit Founder & Organizer
Office Administration
Outreach Coordinator
Performance Artist
Personal Trainer
Photographer
Physical Therapist
Pilates Instructor
Principal Company Member/Dancer
Production Designer
Professor
Programmer
Regional/Community Theatre Choreographer
Rehabilitation Centers
Rehearsal Director
Répétiteur
Talent Agency Representative
Resident Choreographer
Secondary Education Teacher
Senior Home Community Engagement
Set Designer
Social Media Coordinator
Somatic Workshop Organizer
Sound Designer
Special Events Planner
Sports Trainer
Stage Manager
Studio Director/Teacher
Tai Chi Practitioner
Talent Agent/Director
Tour Manager
University & College Guest Artist Teacher/Choreographer
University Professorship
Videographer
Web Writer/Performance Reviewer
Yoga Instructor

Faculty

Faculty: Dance BA

profile photoSara Arends Haggitharendsha@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, Dance

profile photoDaniel Burkholder(414) 229-2648burkhol6@uwm.eduMitchell 345B

Associate Professor, Dance

Director, Dance MFA Program

profile photoSimone Ferro(414) 229-4178sferro@uwm.eduMitchell 345D

Department Chair, Dance

Professor, Dance

profile photoMaria Gillespie(414) 229-5161gillespi@uwm.eduMitchell 343C

Associate Professor, Dance

profile photoAlex Hansenajhansen@uwm.edu

Senior Lecturer, Dance

profile photoDani Kuepperdkuepper@uwm.edu

Senior Lecturer, Dance

Senior Lecturer, Arts & Social Entrepreneurship

profile photoGina Laurenzilaurenz4@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, Dance

profile photoDebra Loewendloewen@uwm.edu

Senior Lecturer, Dance

profile photoAnnie Melchiormelchior@uwm.eduZelazo 372

Lecturer, Dance

profile photoTracey Radloffradlofft@uwm.edu

Senior Lecturer, Dance

profile photoDan Schuchartschuch@uwm.edu

ACDA Coordinator

Lecturer, Dance

profile photoDeMar Walkerwalkerdt@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, Dance

profile photoKrislyn Worldkworld@uwm.edu

Senior Lecturer, Dance

Department Faculty & Staff