Consistently listed as one of the top 5 programs in the nation, the Department of Dance is a rich, nourishing environment for the professional development of the highest caliber of dancers in the nation. Students receive conservatory-level instruction from a faculty of highly respected artists/teachers.
ButlerBallet, the performance component of the program, is designed to offer extensive pre-professional opportunities, including full-length classical productions performed to live orchestra. These ballets are the foundation of the department's philosophy and training. Being central to artistic development, students learn historically and technically while performing lengthy 19th century grand ballets such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Cinderella, or Giselle.
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