Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Artist-in-Residence

    Blakeley White-McGuire Appointed Fall 2021 Artist-In-Residence in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts

    “A dancer of powerful technique, dramatic instinct and an appealing modern spunk”. – The New York Times

    During her residence at Loyola University Chicago, critically acclaimed Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company (2001-2016, 2017), Blakeley White-McGuire, will teach Graham technique and theory, stage two excerpts from Graham’s 1937 tour de force, “Sketches From Chronicle” titled Steps in the Street and Prelude to Action for the Fall Mainstage Dance Concert, Nevertheless, She Persisted, and complete the next series of revisions on her forthcoming book Martha Graham Dance Company: House of Pelvic Truth through Bloomsbury Publishing.

  • Arts Research and Practice

    Student Dance Composition Featured in the Fall 2021 Mainstage Dance Concert

    Dance major Emily Carroccio translates her choreographic work on religious purity from film to stage for the Fall 2021 mainstage dance concert, Nevertheless, She Persisted.
  • Engaged Learning in the Arts

    Dance Fieldwork in Chicago

    Dance fieldwork by three recent dance grads exemplifies how Chicago serves as an extended classroom.
  • Faculty

    Loyola Dance Welcomes Raul Casasola

    Loyola Dance Welcomes Raul Casasola of the Joffrey Ballet.

    Dance Minor Uses Dance 280 Knowledge for Healthcare Internship

    Senior Dance Minor wants to change the face of healthcare through dance. See how the Adaptive Dance Practices course encouraged that dream.
  • Faculty

    A Look Back: Sarita Smith Childs’ First Semester at Loyola

    Loyola University Chicago’s Dance Program had the honor of welcoming Sarita Smith Childs as the newest member of its dance faculty this year. Click here to read more.