Subjects such as book art, dance, and media studies are finding new life on the Mills campus this year in the form of pop-up classes. These unique one-credit electives are offered to students at no additional charge, and accommodate 10 to 20 participants who generally meet for a handful of sessions rather than a full semester. Visiting Associate
Heather Stockton ’13, MFA ’18, performs “Viral Viragos,” a comedic interpretive dance of an infamous video of outrage over Bath & Body Works candles, in Lisser Hall on November 19, 2022. She was just one of a full slate of alum dancers and choreographers that participated in Return: Fall Dance Concert, a two-night event staged with the Mills Dance Department. The list of
Even at 102 years old, Eleanor Stauffer Neely ’38 still fondly remembers the early days of dance at Mills.
Eighty years ago, the Big Four modern dancers brought a new form to campus for a legendary summer session.
The founders of Luna Dance Institute foster creativity, confidence, and community through dance training based in theories of child development.
For these three alumnae, the study of science and the art of dance create perfect harmony.
For more than a century, Lisser Hall has been a laboratory for students and faculty exploring the boundaries of live performance. The building’s rich history includes great names in theater and dance, an unusual turn, and even a ghost!
The Mills Dance Department was founded on a code of experimentalism and innovation. Today, faculty and students continue to pursue a diverse and dynamic evolution of their art.