Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts continues to prefer email as a primary form of communication as we gradually return to campus.  Please visit the DFPA Faculty and Staff Directory for detailed contact information. For general questions, please contiue to email us at dfpa@luc.edu

  • 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.
  • Arts Research

    Reinterpreting Historical Pots

    Students in Kate Biderbost’s Beginning Hand Building (FNAR120) and Beginning Wheel Throwing (FNAR121) reimagined historical clay pots. Students Carolyn Fraser, Sara Hilali, and Dahnbee Kim share their projects.
  • Alumni

    Alumnus Featured at the Chicago Cultural Center

    Karolis Usonis is currently featured in Furtive, a three-person exhibition curated by Jennifer Murray, Loyola faculty and Executive Director of Filter Photo, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Usonis presents work alongside Daniel Hojnacki and Krista Wortendyke.