A prestigious and balanced educational experience.

Consistently listed as one of the top five collegiate ballet programs in the nation, the Department of Dance provides a rich, nourishing environment for the professional development of the highest caliber of dancers in the nation. 

Ballet Dancers taking the final bow

Performance and perseverance pay off.

The performances of these 19th-and 20th-century masterpieces are the foundation of the Department’s philosophy and training, and are central to the artistic development of its students. By presenting the technically difficult repertoire in its purest classical form, we honor the stylistic and historical importance of these ballet classics.

And, while it’s true that Dance students put in long hours preparing to put on live performances, honing their craft, and studying art and more, they are guided, pushed, and encouraged by professors readying them to succeed at the best companies in the country.