Class of 2021 Brick Holder: Caleb Dowden ’21
A native New Orleanian, Caleb Dowden fell in love with dance at the age of three. During her four years as a student in the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, she has had the opportunity to perform contemporary works by Maiya Redding and Rena Bulter as well as classic 20th century work by José Limon and Martha Graham.
Dowden studied abroad in Benin, West Africa and Taipei, Taiwan. She recently earned a Fulbright Fellowship to journey back to Benin to reclaim through movement African history that has been lost due to slavery.
Dowden received SUNY’s highest honor, the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, and SUNY’s Thayer Fellowship. She is also the recipient of the 2021 President’s Award for Student Achievement–Conservatory of Dance and the Student Affairs Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Quality of Student Life.
Dowden is the chair of the Student Advisory Board for Global Education.