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NKU Cheerleading brought home third place after competing at UCA College Nationals in Orlando, Florida.

NKU Cheerleading takes home third place in national competition

Emily Sisk, News Editor January 27, 2023

NKU Cheer returned home to Norse Nation with a third place national standing under its belt after a recent national competition.  The Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College Nationals were...

Dancers perform Aimi Matsui’s choreographed piece “This is Me.”

Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase lights up Greaves Concert Hall

Emily Sisk, News Editor November 22, 2022

A packed Greaves Concert Hall was brought to life on Monday, Nov. 21 as NKU’s Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase captured the stage.  Audiences were entranced by the 10 pieces that came to fruition...

Surrounded by many other talented dancers, Viars has made her own mark at the amusement park.

Kings Island Dancer Embraces her Passion

Emily Sisk, News Editor July 22, 2022

Dance has been a driving force for sophomore Connie Viars from the age of three. If she could envision her life now, though, her three year-old self would likely be beaming with pride. Viars’...

Audiences will experience six unique dances.

Dance ‘22 Set to Take Back the Stage

Emily Sisk, Reporter April 22, 2022

Electric music, bold lighting and jaw-dropping choreography will hit the stage at the Corbett Theatre this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Dance ‘22. This performance will mark the first dance...

Event executive board gathers on stage to conclude the event.

POSE: The Fashion Show showcases the power of fashion as a reflection of identity

Killian Baarlaer, Reporter April 3, 2022

On Saturday, April 2, the Student Union ballroom was imbued with confidence and cheer as the African Student Union hosted POSE: The Fashion Show, celebrating African culture, fashion and local designers.  The...

Tracey Bonner delivered the lecture, which NKU dancers interpreted through choreography.

Democracy & The Arts: A lecture delivered in speech and dance

Haven Wolfe, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2022

Tracey Bonner, associate professor of Dance and BFA dance coordinator at Northern Kentucky University, said that dance and democracy are related as they both require participation to be effective....

The sign of the Corbett Theatre.

‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’ is set to strike the Corbett Theater later this month

Braden White, Arts & Life Editor February 6, 2022

The regional premiere of “The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson musical,” is set to open in the Corbett Theater from Feb. 25-March 6, 2022. “The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson musical,” tells...

VIDEO: From NKU to Ben-Gal Dancer

Emma Webster, Contributor November 18, 2021

Corinne Holmes, a former NKU Dance Team member, is now an NFL Cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals. Learn more about Holmes' story and how she was able to earn the opportunity that she has now.

From Kasey Weinfurtner’s piece titled “Woman”

Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase produced by NKU students

Kathy DuBois, Contributor November 16, 2021

The dramatic start of this year’s Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase (ECS) happened Monday evening. The ECS is a student-produced and student-led showcase that gives NKU students the chance to learn...

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. Shes wearing a white shirt with black dress pants. Her hands are crossed on her lap.

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

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...

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