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Four dancers wearing face masks and popping their leg up.

A conversation with freshman dance BFA Lindsey Dean

May 2, 2021

What is your year/major? Freshman, dance BFA. Did you work on any projects last summer or continue dancing at all?  Last summer due to the pandemic, I was actually still teaching at The Dance...

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU sign. She's wearing a white shirt with black dress pants. Her hands are crossed on her lap.

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

Students find ways to create, advocate and grow during the global pandemic
Northerner Staff October 27, 2020

Now that the semester is in full swing, we wanted to highlight students who are making the most of their classes, organizations or hobbies during a pandemic.  Many students’ summers and semesters...

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor September 23, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has decided to utilize digital media as an alternative method to typical live performances, open art galleries and music/vocal lessons in order to ensure a safe, socially...

VIDEO: Jazz Funk at the Rec

Megan Bechtold, Brady Smith, and Kay Fugate September 22, 2020

       The campus rec center has a variety of programs available to students, ranging from the standard gym equipment to a rock wall, an indoor pool, intramural sports, and even fitness classes. One...

Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview

Northerner Staff February 19, 2020

The theatre is meant to be a reflection of society. Good theater makes us laugh, cry or shout—but above all, it makes us think about the world we live in. NKU's School of the Arts comes together to...

Dancers with dance coordinator and assistant professor of dance Tracey Bonner.

Emerging Choreographers Showcase supports the artistic growth of women

Alyssa Weber, Reporter November 19, 2019

NKU’s dance program holds an Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase every year to spotlight student talent. This year the ECS will be entirely produced and choreographed by female students.  When BFA...

Students painting

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Saturday's event featured several live performances.
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor October 21, 2019
The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.
Dance major Lavette Patterson has practiced ballet since she was 3 years old.

A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor February 6, 2019

NKU dance major Lavette Patterson found herself playing the role of Margaret Garner, a slave that lived on a Boone County plantation in the mid-1800s, last semester during Dr. Joan Ferrante’s documentary...

Olivia Sketch, Brianna Mullins and Lexie Callaham are all three dancing majors.

Dancers at NKU break the mold

Natalie Hamren, News Editor November 26, 2018

On the second floor of the Fine Arts Center is a small dance studio with a neon green sign on the door that reads “department of theatre and dance.” The floors are all black, with mirrors and bars...

The Northern Stars Dance Team goes over new moves in the Rec Center.

NKU’s unofficial dance team

Cole Grecco, News Editor January 30, 2017

The Northern Stars Dance Team meets up at studio three in the Campus Rec Center Monday night for practice. The dancers look at their reflections in the mirror that covers the wall as they go over new...

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