In the Department of Dance, students find rigorous dance training and academic preparation and the flexibility and support needed to pursue individual interests and career paths.

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LAURA DEARMAN | Alumnus

“I didn't want to gets so caught up in working their ‘survival job’ that I missed opportunities to dance.”

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Ali Duffy | Alumnus

“I aim to demonstrate the constant and continuous tension I experience as an artist and educator.”

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DEDRICK PERKINS | Alumn

“I didn’t tell anyone at first. I did not tell anyone until I was officially open.”

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DEDRICK PERKINS | Alumn

“I didn’t tell anyone at first. I did not tell anyone until I was officially open.”

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GRETCHEN ALTEROWITZ | faculty

“I grappled with the implications of ballet’s beauty standards for my students’ bodies, and for my own.”

JESSICA PENDRY | Alumnus

“In the news you hear all these negative things all the time…but this happens in public school, too.”