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Unitec welcomes Beijing dance students

Unitec welcomes Beijing dance students and returning Adjunct Professor

PR/10 July 2017: On Monday 10 July at Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae in Auckland, visiting international students and staff from the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) in China were welcomed to New Zealand by Unitec’s Creative Industries.

Joining them was newly appointed Adjunct Professor, choreographer/director, Charles Koroneho who has returned after seven years as an Artist in Residence in Canada, to facilitate the development of a trans-cultural learning environment between the BDA and Unitec's Dance programme, staff and students.

The BDA students will spend 18 months at Unitec completing a new co-joint degree with Unitec. Creative Industries head of practice pathway, Dr Vanessa Byrnes, said the arrival of the students was an important milestone for both institutions and ten years in the making.

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