Train. Innovate. Grow. We offer an education at the forefront of contemporary professional dance, while remaining committed to classical foundations.
The Conservatory of Dance in the School of the Arts at Purchase College is one of only a handful of conservatories in the world where you can learn what it means to be a dance professional. The opportunity provided to individuals committed to the full realization of themselves as artists is second to none.
The Conservatory of Dance’s BFA program gives students a comprehensive entrée into the world of professional dance. Purchase alumni currently perform with many of the foremost international contemporary modern and ballet dance companies.
They also teach, direct, and choreograph major productions, dance on Broadway, have founded companies across the globe, and are nurturing the next generation as professors in higher education.
Musician Mara Keen MM ’22 and dancer Naoki Yogi ’22 are the winners of the SUNY-wide award.
A generous grant from the Merce Cunningham Trust and matching funds from the J2 Scholarship Challenge Grant for Student Success have come together in the form of a new endowed scholarship that will provide relief to an aspiring upper-level (junior or senior) artist who is in danger of not finishing their dance degree at Purchase College due to financial pressure.
Tanairi Vazquez ’10 and Victor Cruz ’03 have roles.
American Ballet Theatre announced that Janet Rollé ’84 will become CEO and Executive Director effective January 3, 2022.