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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance


Ashayla Byrd Award

Byrd ’21 Receives Inaugural Jamal Barzinji Award

Ashayla Byrd, a junior at Shenandoah University who is pursuing a double major in dance and English, was awarded the first Jamal Barzinji Scholar Award in recognition of her commitment to advancing inclusivity and acceptance. Her award includes a $500 cash prize to further research and was presented during the 31st Annual International Convocation on […]

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Dance at Cirque du Soleil

Dance Students and Faculty Get Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil

On Friday, Sept. 27, Auxiliary Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Production Jocelyn Levadoux, M.F.A.; Auxiliary Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Michael Lomeka, M.F.A.; Sammy Fossum ’23 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance); and Donovan Mellon ’21 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance) attended Cirque du Soleil’s performance of “Volta” in Tysons, Virginia. Lomeka previously danced […]

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Alumni Successes

Dot Kelly

Kelly ’18, ’21 Announced Miss Virginia 2019

When Miss Virginia, Camille Schrier, was crowned Miss America 2020, the first runner up — our very own Dot Kelly ’18, ’21 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership & Management) — became the new Miss Virginia 2019. Kelly is a Magna Cum Laude graduate and is currently pursuing […]

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