Dance residencies engage with and enhance the BA, BFA and MFA curricula, featuring a variety of professional choreographers, educators, and performers working across genres (modern, post-modern, hip-hop, ballet, Bharatanatyam, jazz, tap and more.) Annual residencies range from a few days to a few weeks and take many forms. Students at all levels participate in technique classes and creative workshops, attend lectures and performance demonstrations, and perform in new pieces of choreography and repertory works. Learning from industry professionals is a formative part of the student experience at UB and has resulted in internships, summer scholarships and other career building opportunities.
Past residencies include: Entity Contemporary Dance, Urban Bush Women, Dorrance Dance, Koresh, Kimberly Bartosik / daela, Netta Yerushalmy, and Pilobolus, among many others.