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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.

2015-2016 Season

Buy tickets and learn more about ButlerBallet’s 2015-2016 performance season.


Interested in joining the Dance Department? Learn more about the application and audition process. 

Why Butler?

Learn why Butler is consistently listed as one of the top 5 dance programs in the nation. 


Butler is home to state of the art dance studios and performances spaces. 

Dance Mission

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty are supportive of our students and have outstanding professional credentials.