Chris Walker named director of UW’s Division of the Arts

by | Jul 1, 2021 | 0 comments

Chris Walker, professor of Dance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was appointed as the new director of UW’s Division of the Arts by Provost Karl Scholz. 

According to a news release from the university, Walker describes himself as “a ‘multi-hyphenate contemporary dance and performance artist,’ and his work draws upon the danced rituals, carnival mas traditions, and embodied performance history of the African diaspora.” The hiring search committee selected Walker due to his vision for the arts program and his commitment to diversity and community inclusion.

After studying dance in Jamaica and New York, Walker joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Dance department in 2006 and served as the artistic director of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble. Walker was also featured on the cover of the September 2020 issue of Our Lives magazine.

Article Tags

Rutabaga - Summer

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rutabaga - Summer

Latest News

The Next Legislative Onslaught

The Next Legislative Onslaught

Anti-LGBTQ bills pending in the Wisconsin Legislature mirror the increase in similar legislation making its way through statehouses across the U.S.

Latest News

VIEW ALL LATEST NEWS

Atlas Counseling
Vivent Health - PrEP
Forward Fertility
Quigley

Events

SUBMIT AN EVENT

Thu 26

QT Social Nights

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri 27

Madtown Scrumdown 2022

May 27 - May 30
Sat 28

HOT SUMMER GAYS – y2queer

May 28 @ 10:00 pm
Sun 29

Drag Bingo for OutReach

May 29 @ 2:00 pm

VIEW ALL EVENTS

Jobs

SUBMIT A JOB POSTING

VIEW ALL JOBS

Popular Tags

Pin It on Pinterest