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School of the Arts

Conservatory of Dance

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 application include include dance performance, ballet, dance composition, and dance production.

Professional Training

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.

Professional Connections

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 choreographers and 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.


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