The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series is proud to offer an ever-growing series of entertainment, culture and quality.

The faculty and students who participate in the Union Board Artist Series Committee take great pride in selecting and presenting a series that students, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding community can all enjoy and experience with their friends and family members.


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      Kyiv City Ballet presents "Tribute to Peace"

      September 18, 2022
      7:30 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall
      Proof of vaccination Required

      The C Shaw and Nancy K Smith Artist Series is proud to welcome the Kyiv City Ballet to Davidson College for a performance of their mixed repertoire show “Tribute to Peace.” The day before Ukraine was invaded in February, the Kyiv City Ballet unknowingly took one of the last flights out of Kyiv. The company flew to Paris to begin a long planned tour. They have not been able to return home. The country of France has sheltered them and the company has been performing throughout France, and now Europe, since the invasion began. We are excited to be part of their US premiere tour this fall. Tickets can be purchased in person or online at the Union Ticket Office.


        Emily Eisenstadt
        Associate Director of Student Activities
        Alvarez College Union

        Amanda Fuenzalida ‘24
        Student Artist Series Chair

        Special Thanks

        We want to thank each of our season subscribers for their patronage last season and look forward to having you join us again this year. We value your feedback and hope that you enjoy this season as much, or even more so, than previous seasons.

        We would also like to thank our supporters for this season:

        If you're interested in joining this amazing group of people as a supporter of the Smith Artist Series, please contact assistant director for programs, Emily Eisenstadt, at 704-894-2192 or


        More than 70 years ago, a series of performances by visiting musicians and choral groups was introduced to students and surrounding community members. In 1975, the students became heavily involved and primarily responsible for the Artist Series, including ticket sales, artist selection, publicity, and the preparation and clean-up of all events. Remarkably, this season marks the 40th Anniversary of the Artist Series. In 2002, the series was named the C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series in honor of C. Shaw Smith, the first College Union Director and his wife, Nancy. Smith served for nearly 30 years and left an everlasting, and often entertaining, impression on the students.