Train. Innovate. Grow. We offer an education at the forefront of contemporary professional dance, while remaining committed to classical foundations.
All students major in the Dance Performance BFA program. Concentrations by recommendation include dance performance, ballet, dance composition, or dance production.
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.
Raven Barkley ’15Dance
Connie Shiau ’12Dance
Hannah Garner ’15Dance
Lisa Dawn Cave ’83 Earns Special Tony Award
Cave will receive The 2023 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre.
Keerati Jinakunwiphat ’16 Makes History at NYCB
The choreographer is the first-ever Asian American woman commissioned to create new work at the New York City Ballet.
Thomas Warfield ’88 Celebrated for Career Achievement
Warfield has been a creative force for 25 years.
Purchase Dance Represents at The LA Dance ProjectSix of 18 dancers in this season’s company hail from Purchase.