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A minor miracle has meant a Roehampton dance student suffering from scoliosis can continue her studies, leading towards her dream of performing professionally and owning a dance company after she graduates.

Planning permission has been granted for the University of Roehampton’s new £30million landmark library and accommodation buildings, after a unanimous vote in favour by Wandsworth Council’s planning committee last night.

Third year Roehampton student Kurt Nagy will be performing in a new version of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies when he joins the ensemble of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures touring theatre company at London’s famous Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Dr Simon Ellis, choreographer and Reader in Dance, brings his dance project Pause. Listen. to London next week.
Dr Geraldine Morris, Reader in Dance, will perform for the first time in 40 years during the Elixir Festival at Sadler’s Wells [September 12 and 13], which celebrates lifelong creativity and the contribution of older dance artists.
Dr Larraine Nicholas, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Dance is to become an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton after her retirement later this month.

Roehampton’s students have given the University a resounding show of support and graded it ‘first class’ in the National Student Survey, with overall the best ever results being recorded this year.

More than 2,500 students will graduate from the University of Roehampton with degrees from Dance to Human Resources Management today and tomorrow, and for the first time ever, they will be graduating at the Royal Festival Hall, on the world-famous South Bank.

A creative and conceptual dance performance will be presented at the prestigious Asia House in central London later this month, when a University of Roehampton team takes to the stage.

A total of 92 per cent of full-time first degree graduates from the University of Roehampton were in work or further study six months after finishing their courses, a figure higher than almost any other university in London, according to the latest data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Academics and students from the Department of Dance will present papers at the 28th Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music (ITCM) Study Group on Ethnochoreology. The event is being held from 7-17 July in Korčula, Croatia.
Professor Stephanie Jordan, a leading expert on Mark Morris’s choreography, presented 'Mark Morris: The Wild Card of Dance' on BBC Radio 4 [26 June].
On Friday [27 June] Roehampton celebrated the first cohort of Choreomundus students completing their two year Dance masters.

New figures show Roehampton is the safest inner London university, after nationwide research highlighted low levels of crime within a three mile radius of the campus.

A long-standing commitment to helping dancers across the UK develop as professionals, and for promoting community-led dance, has today (12/6/14) won University of Roehampton lecturer Sara Houston a National Teaching Fellowship.

Dance Studies alumni Amy Louise Cartwright, Shaun Dillon and Rachael Nanyonjo have been commissioned, through a competitive open call, to create new work for a dance showcase which will be produced by BalletBoyz at the Rose Theatre on July 12 as part of Ignition Dance Festival.

Creating an app to explain a historic London monument, launching reading groups in prisons and helping people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease to dance has secured three University of Roehampton staff a place in the finals of a national awards.

The Centre for Dance Research is delighted to launch a series of online seminars, recorded from their annual programme of research seminars. The first to be made available to the public were given by international guest lecturers Dr Chifang Chao from the Taipei National University of the Arts and Dr Catherine Foley from the University of Limerick.
The University of Roehampton will host an event as part of the Being Human festival (15-23 November), the UK’s first national festival of the humanities. The event is made possible by a grant from the festival organisers, the School of Advanced Study, University of London and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
Three Choreomundus students from the Department of Dance will perform at Poetry and Sign, a unique event organised by Poet in the City as part of Deaf Awareness Week (19– 23 May).