Welcome to Dance

The UCI Department of Dance has achieved world-wide recognition for our programs of graduate and undergraduate dance study, centering on performance, choreography, artistic research, scholarship and pedagogy.

Our renowned dance faculty foster a challenging curriculum and an inspiring atmosphere in which performance opportunities, creative projects and theoretical studies complement and reinforce each other. Courses in a wide range of areas give students a strong foundation in the practice and theory of dance. Faculty research projects and engagement with local, national and international communities combine to foster a learning environment for students.  Graduate and undergraduate students create, perform, analyze and study dance from experiential, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives.

Lisa Naugle, PhD
Dance Department
Professor and Chair





Pictured at top: The Sacre Project, 2013