Dance Ensemble

The Dance Ensemble provides students with the opportunity to be a part of quality dance performances as they promote the art of modern dance and ballet. The company gives the Rio Grande Valley residents the opportunity to experience live concert dance through their concerts during the fall and spring semesters at UTRGV theaters. The company is also involved in community outreach with local schools. They provide special performances, master classes, and lecture/demonstrations for valley middle schools and high schools. The UTRGV Dance Program is a member of the American College Dance Festival, which allows Ensemble members the opportunity to take master classes with various dance artists and perform in festival concerts. The Dance Ensemble also offers unique opportunities for its members to work with nationally and internationally renowned guest artists. Our past guest artists have included: Nina Martin, Raymond Shaw, Doug Elkins, Melissa Rolnick, The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Wade Madsen, Christopher Fairbank, Wally Cardona, Carley Conder , Adrienne Clancy, Lynn Ruse, Satu Hummasti, Mary Fitzgerald, Kelly Brown, Jennifer Keller, Tina Marie Custer, Nejla Yatkin, and Karen Schupp.