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UVU Ballroom Dance Company

 Degree Information

The Utah Valley University Ballroom Dance Company is one of the largest and most prestigious public collegiate ballroom dance programs in the United States. The company consists of the Touring Team, a Backup Tour Team and two Backup Training Teams. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is currently under the direction of Chris Williams and Tara Boyd.

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Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) is a pre-professional level modern dance company and upper division course. CDE’s mission is to provide real world experiences as students develop and enrich their artistry and prepare for careers in dance. Company members’ work with a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers and have opportunities to perform regionally, nationally and internationally. CDE has been honored at the American College Dance Association dance conference by being selected to perform in the gala concert.

Auditions are held the first week of school each year. Please come prepared to take a contemporary modern dance class.

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Mos.A.I.C.

MOS.A.I.C. is a company within the UVU Department of Dance that promotes urban dance and culture for majors and non-majors as a means of personal and cultural expression. The companies name is an acronym for the most artistic inspired creators. The philosophy is that each student is a unique “tile” fitting in to the larger mosaic. MOS.A.I.C. is dedicated to unifying individual creators as unique “tiles” into an unceasingly ambitious collaborated artwork by bringing the power of urban dance to its culturally diverse audience. The company collaborates with graffiti artists, vocalists, and invited performers in other dance genres and styles. Invited performances come from within UVU and the community. The company performs choreography created by faculty, guest artists, and students each Spring semester in the Ragan Theater. Mos.A.I.C. also participates in UVU's Best Dance Crew.

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Repertory Ballety Ensemble

Repertory Ballet Ensemble is the resident performing company for the ballet program at Utah Valley University. The ensemble was founded in 2007 by Jacqueline College and is overseen by members of the UVU ballet faculty. Currently RBE is under the direction of Mark Borchelt and Jamie A. Johnson.

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Synergy

Synergy Dance Company explores the creative, technical, and performance realms of dance by producing innovative concerts of guest artist, faculty, and student choreography. The company members are dynamic performers as well as imaginative choreographers who present dance as a wonderfully diverse and lively performance art.

Synergy company members begin developing their choreography in August and delve into all aspects of producing a concert. Costumes, lighting, staging, and publicity are shared responsibilities that culminate in Synergy’s diverse concerts every December.

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Photo credit: Balanchine

Utah Metropolitan Ballet

Utah Metropolitan Ballet (UMB), formerly Utah Regional Ballet (URB), was established in 1980 by Founding Director Jacqueline P. College and has been the professional performing company in residency at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah since 1995. UMB is proud to provide an environment for local artists to develop their ballet skills at a professional level and offer its audiences an eclectic range of performances from classical to contemporary.

Utah Metropolitan Ballet delivers world-class ballet to Utah audiences as well as those nationally, and even abroad. Locally, UMB performs in many professional venues including the Provo Covey Center for the Arts, the SCERA Theater, the Ragan Theater at UVU, and the Jeanne Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City. For audiences outside of the Wasatch Front, UMB tours extensively nationally, in addition to international tours in Europe and Asia. UMB participates in national and international exhibitions and competitions receiving high acclaim.

With a rich history spanning over three decades, acclaimed productions, a commitment to enrich the community and the premiere ballet school in the state,Utah Metropolitan Ballet is poised for an even greater future. UMB believes that the arts can change lives. Investing in the future, the company strives to educate on the value of dance and gives opportunities for all ages to participate in this living art form.

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