The program emphasizes both performance and choreography, providing students with a broad artistic foundation through the four-year composition program and studies of music, dance history, dance production, anatomy, core curriculum courses, and a wide variety of electives.  

Program Highlights

  • Conservatory-style training
  • Rigorous, rich programs in classical ballet and modern/contemporary dance
  • Internationally distinguished faculty, who strive to bring out the very best in technique, artistry, and creativity in each student
  • Numerous performance opportunities
  • Stimulating, supportive and focused community
  • Proximity to the living laboratory of New York City dance companies and choreographers
  • A learning environment in which students can feel safe and supported to take risks while reaching toward their highest potential as artists
  • The greatest number of study-abroad programs in any dance BFA program in the United States. 

The four-year dance BFA program culminates with the senior project, for which each senior performs a repertory piece by a professional choreographer of their choice, choreographs an original work, and co-produces a concert.