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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.

Meet Jojo Boykins ’18, recently featured on the new ALLARTS channel by WNET, New York’s PBS channel. Read her Q&A here.

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 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.



Upcoming Events:

  • Dec 10
    Gibney Company

    Gibney Company Live at The Joyce

    Time:  7:00pm
    Experience an evening of new contemporary dance from Gibney Company. Recorded live during their debut at the Joyce Theatre in NYC this November, this groundbreaking program features three world premieres commissioned by Gibney Company from Tony Award-nominated choreographer and director Sonya Tayeh; Norwegian writer, director, and choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen; and Gibney Company Choreographic Associate and Purchase Conservatory of Dance alum Rena Butler.
  • Dec 10

    Purchase Dance Company’s Fall 2021 Dance Concert (Dance Theatre Lab)

    Time:  8:00pm
    The Conservatory of Dance Proudly presents the Purchase Dance Company’s Fall 2021 Concert series featuring the exciting new work of:
         Annie Rigney
         Lamine Thiam
         Wallie Wolfgruber

    Witness the next generation of professional dance artists in our intimate Dance Theatre Lab!