Higher Education Guide


Alabama
Birmingham-Southern College
Department of Theatre and Dance
Birmingham, AL
Chair: Mira Popovich
205.226.4943
rhenry@bsc.edu
bsc.edu/academics/theatre-dance
BA, minor, certificate

University of Alabama
Department of Theatre and Dance
Tuscaloosa, AL
Chair: Cornelius Carter
205.348.5283
as.ua.edu/theatre
BA

Arizona
The University of Arizona
School of Dance
Tucson, AZ
Chair: Jory Hancock
520.621.4698
web.cfa.arizona.edu/dance
BFA, MFA

California
Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet/Dominican University of California
Music and Performing Arts
San Rafael, CA
Chair: Marina Hotchkiss
415.863.3040 x281
marina@linesballet.org
dominican.edu
BFA

California Institute of the Arts
The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
Valencia, CA
Chair: Stephan Koplowitz
800.545.2787
admiss@calarts.edu
calarts.edu
BFA, MFA, certificate/advanced certificate

California State University—Long Beach
Department of Dance
Long Beach, CA
Chair: Cyrus Parker-Jeannette
562.985.4747
dance@csulb.edu
csulb.edu/depts/dance
BA, BFA, MA, MFA, minor

Chapman University
Department of Dance
Orange, CA
Chair: Dale A. Merrill
888.CU.APPLY
dance@chapman.edu
chapman.edu
BA, BFA, minor

Humboldt State University
Theatre, Film and Dance
Arcata, CA
Chair: Sharon Butcher
707.826.3549
sgb14@humboldt.edu
humboldt.edu/theatrefilmanddance
BA, minor

Loyola Marymount University
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
Los Angeles, CA
Chair: Judith M. Scalin
310.338.5233
jscalin@lmu.edu
lmu.edu/dance
BA, minor

Mills College
Dance Department
Oakland, CA
Chair: Sonya Delwaide
510.430.2175
dance@mills.edu
mills.edu
BA, MA, MFA, minor

San Jose State University
School of Music and Dance
San Jose, CA
Chair: Fred Mathews
408.924.5043
janie.scott@sjsu.edu
music.sjsu.edu/dance
BA, BFA, minor

Santa Clara University
Department of Theatre and Dance
Santa Clara, CA
Chair: Barbara Murray
408.554.4599
bmurray@scu.edu
scu.edu/theatre
BA, minor

Scripps College
Dance Department
Claremont, CA
Chair: Ronnie Brosterman
909.607.2934
dance@scrippscollege.edu
scrippscollege.edu/dept/dance
BA, minor, concentration, double majors, majors developed by students

University of San Francisco
Performing Arts Department
San Francisco, CA
Chair: Amie Dowling
415.422.3888
asdowling@usfca.edu
usfca.edu/vpa/pa
BA, minor, concentration

Colorado
University of Colorado
Department of Theatre and Dance
Boulder, CO
Chair: Toby Hankin
303.492.5037
thtrdnce@colorado.edu
colorado.edu/theatredance
BA, BFA, MFA, minor

Connecticut
Connecticut College
Dance Department
New London, CT
Chair: David Dorfman
860.439.2830
dance@conncoll.edu
dance.conncoll.edu
BA, minor, self-designed major

Trinity College
Theater and Dance Department
Hartford, CT
Chair: Lesley Farlow
860.297.5122
pkennedy@trincoll.edu
trincoll.edu/academics/study/theateranddance
BA

University of Hartford
The Hartt School
Dance Division
West Hartford, CT
Chair: Dennis Price
860.768.2478
lesko@hartford.edu
hartford.edu/hartt
BFA, minor

Wesleyan University
Dance Department
Middletown, CT
Chair: Nicole Stanton
860.685.3488
molerud@wesleyan.edu
wesleyan.edu/dance
BA

Florida
Florida State University
Department of Dance
Tallahassee, FL
Chair: Russell Sandifer
850.644.4425
rsandifer@fsu.edu
dance.fsu.edu
BFA, MA, MFA

New World School of the Arts
Dance Division
Miami, FL
Chair: Daniel Lewis
305.237.3341
dlewis@mdc.edu
mdc.edu/nwsa
AA, BFA

Palm Beach Atlantic University
Dance Department
West Palm Beach, FL
Chair: Kathleen Klein
561.803.2428
kathleen_klein@pba.edu
pba.edu
BA, minor

University of Florida
School of Theatre and Dance
Gainesville, FL
Chair: Ric Rose
352.273.0500
rarose@ufl.edu
arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance
BFA, minor, certificate

University of South Florida
School of Theatre and Dance
Tampa, FL
Chair: Marc Powers
813.974.3867
mmorris@arts.usf.edu
theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu
BA, BFA, minor

Georgia
Brenau University
Dance Department
Gainesville, GA
Chair: Vincas Greene
770.534.6245
vgreene@brenau.edu
brenau.edu
BA, BFA, minor

Emory University
Dance Program
Atlanta, GA
Chair: Anna Leo
404.727.7266
dance@emory.edu
dance.emory.edu
BA, minor

Kennesaw State University
Program in Dance
Kennesaw, GA
Chair: Ivan Pulinkala
770.423.6789
ipulinka@kennesaw.edu
kennesaw.edu/theatre/dance
BA

University of Georgia
Department of Dance
Athens, GA
Chair: Lisa Fusillo
706.542.4415
ugadance@uga.edu
franklin.uga.edu/dance
BA, BFA, minor, certificate

Valdosta State University
Communication Arts Dept/Theatre Dance Area
Valdosta, GA
Chair: Eric Nielsen
229.333.5820
enielsen@valdosta.edu
valdosta.edu
BFA, minor, concentration

Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Theatre and Dance
Honolulu, HI
Chair: Gregg Lizenbery
808.956.7622
uhmdance@hawaii.edu
www2.hawaii.edu/~uhmdance/
BA, BFA, MA, MFA, minor

Idaho
University of Idaho
Center for Dance
Moscow, ID
Chair: Greg Halloran
208.885.7921
halloran@uidaho.edu
dance.uidaho.edu
BS, minor

Illinois
Columbia College Chicago
The Dance Center
Chicago, IL
Chair: Bonnie Brooks
312.369.8300
csabin@colum.edu
colum.edu/dancecenter
BA, BFA, minor, concentration

Northwestern University
Dance Program
Evanston, IL
Chair: Rives Collins
847.491.3147
nu-dance@northwestern.edu
www.communication.northwestern.edu/tic/dance
BA, BS, minor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Dance
Urbana, IL
Chair: Jan Erkert
217.333.1010
dance@illinois.edu
dance.illinois.edu
BFA, MFA

Indiana
Ball State University
Department of Theatre and Dance
Muncie, IN
Chair: Bill Jenkins
765.285.8740
wjenkins@bsu.edu
bsu.edu/theatre
BA, BS, minor

Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts
Department of Dance
Indianapolis, IN
Chair: Michelle Jarvis
317.940.9346
mjarvis@butler.edu
butler.edu/dance
BA, BFA, BS

Indiana University
Department of Ballet
Bloomington, IN
Chair: Michael Vernon
812.855.6787
ballet@indiana.edu
music.indiana.edu/department/ballet
BS

Indiana University, Modern Dance
Department of Kinesiology
Bloomington, IN
Chair: Elizabeth Shea
812.855.7020
eshea@indiana.edu
www.indiana.edu/~kines/undergraduate/dance.shtml
BS, minor

Iowa
University of Iowa
Department of Dance, Division of Performing Arts
Iowa City, IA
Chair: Alan MacVey
319.335.2228
dance@uiowa.edu
dance.uiowa.edu
BA, BFA, MFA, minor

Kansas
University of Kansas
Department of Music and Dance
Lawrence, KS
Chair: Jerel Hilding
785.864.4264
kudance@ku.edu
dance.ku.edu
BA, BFA, minor

Wichita State University
School of Performing Arts/Dance Program
Wichita, KS
Chair: C. Nicholas Johnson
316.978.3530
nick.johnson@wichita.edu
wichita.edu
BFA

Louisiana
Tulane University, Newcomb College Dance Program
Department of Theatre and Dance
New Orleans, LA
Chair: Alice Pascal Escher
504.314.7761
dance@tulane.edu
tulane.edu/~theatre
BA, BFA, minor

Maryland
Anne Arundel Community College
Dance and Performing Arts
Arnold, MD
Chair: Lynda P. Fitzgerald
410.777.7021
lpfitzgerald@aacc.edu
aacc.edu/dance
AA

Goucher College
Dance Department
Towson, MD
Chair: Elizabeth Lowe Ahearn
410.337.6390
goucherdance@goucher.edu
goucher.edu/dance
BA, EDD, MA, minor

Towson University
Department of Dance
Towson, MD
Chair: Susan Haigler-Robles
410.704.2760
mdemeo@towson.edu
towson.edu/dance
BFA, BFA in Performance with a K–12 certification

University of Maryland
Department of Dance
College Park, MD
Chair: Daniel MacLean Wagner
301.405.3180
dancedept@umail.umd.edu
dance.umd.edu
BA, MFA

Massachusetts
The Boston Conservatory
Dance Division
Boston, MA
Chair: Yasuko Tokunaga
617.912.9153
admissions@bostonconservatory.edu
bostonconservatory.edu/dance
BFA

Bridgewater State College
Department of Theater and Dance
Bridgewater, MA
Chair: Arthur Dirks
508.351.2193
nmoses@bridgew.edu
bridgew.edu/dance
BA, minor, certificate

Dean College
School of Dance
Franklin, MA
Chair: Joan P. Palladino
508.541.1607
jpalladino@dean.edu
dean.edu
AA, BA

Five College Dance Department
Dance Building
Amherst, MA
Chair: Jim Coleman
413.549.3600
fcdd@hampshire.edu
fivecolleges.edu/sites/dance
BA, BFA, MFA

Greenfield Community College
Dance Department
Greenfield, MA
Chair: Sharon Arslanian
413.775.1262
arslanian@gcc.mass.edu
gcc.mass.edu
AA, concentration

Smith College
Department of Dance
Northampton, MA
Chair: Rodger F. Blum
413.585.3232
prist@smith.edu
smith.edu/dance
BA, MFA

Springfield College
Visual and Performing Arts
Springfield, MA
Chair: Cynthia Nazzaro
413.748.3158
cnazzaro@spfldcol.edu
spfldcol.edu
BA, MS, minor

Michigan
Alma College
Dance Department
Alma, MI
Chair: Carol Fike
989.463.7242
fike@alma.edu; morris@alma.edu
alma.edu
BA, minor

Marygrove College
Dance Department
Detroit, MI
Chair: Jordeen Ivanov-Ericson
313.927.1307
jivanov@marygrove.edu
marygrove.edu
BA, BFA, minor, certificate, concentration

Oakland University
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
Rochester, MI
Chair: Gregory Patterson
248.370.2030
mtd@oakland.edu
oakland.edu/mtd
BA, BFA, minor, certificate

University of Michigan
Department of Dance
Ann Arbor, MI
Chair: Angela Kane
734.764.0593
smtd.admissions@umich.edu
dance.umich.edu
BFA, MFA

Wayne State University
Maggie Allesee Department of Dance
Detroit, MI
Chair: Ray Robinson
313.577.4273
dance@wayne.edu
dance.wayne.edu
BFA, BS, certificate, dance honors

Western Michigan University
Department of Dance
Kalamazoo, MI
Chair: Nina Nelson
269.387.5830
dance_info@wmich.edu
wmich.edu/dance
BA, BFA, minor

Minnesota
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
Department of Theatre and Dance
Winona, MN
Chair: Judy Myers
800.635.5987
dance@smumn.edu
smumn.edu/dance
minor

St. Olaf College
Dance Department
Northfield, MN
Chair: Janice Roberts
507.786.3248
jroberts@stolaf.edu
stolaf.edu/depts/dance
BA

University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
Dance Program, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
Minneapolis, MN
Chair: Ananya Chatterjea
612.624.5060
umdance@umn.edu
dance.umn.edu
BA, BFA

Mississippi
Belhaven College
Dance Department
Jackson, MS
Chair: Cynthia Newland
601.965.1400
dance@belhaven.edu
belhaven.edu
BA, BFA, minor, certificate, concentration

The University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Theatre and Dance
Hattiesburg, MS
Chair: Stacy Reischman
601.266.4161
stacy.reischman@usm.edu
usm.edu
BFA, minor

Missouri

Stephens College
Department of Dance
Columbia, MO
Chair: Carol Estey
800.876.7207
apply@stephens.edu
stephens.edu
BFA, minor

University of Missouri—Kansas City
Conservatory of Music and Dance
Kansas City, MO
Chair: Paula Weber
816.235.2900
cadmissions@umkc.edu
umkc.edu/conservatory
BFA

Washington University in St. Louis
Performing Arts Department
St. Louis, MO
Chair: Mary-Jean Cowell
314.935.5858
pad@artsci.wustl.edu
padarts.wustl.edu
BA, minor, certificate

New Hampshire
Antioch University New England
Department of Applied Psychology
Keene, NH
Chair: Susan Loman
800.552.8380
admissions@antiochne.edu
antiochne.edu
EdM, MA, certificate

Plymouth State University
Music, Theatre and Dance Department
Plymouth, NH
Chair: Amanda Whitworth
603.535.2713
aewhitworth@plymouth.edu
plymouth.edu/music/dance
BA, certificate, concentration, minor

New Jersey
Georgian Court University
Dance Department
Lakewood, NJ
Chair: Heather Sultz
800.458.8422 x2170
sultzh@georgian.edu
georgian.edu
BA, concentration

Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts
Program in Dance
Princeton, NJ
Chair: Susan Marshall
609.258.1500
jfonseca@princeton.edu
princeton.edu/arts
certificate

New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Department of Human Performance, Dance and Recreation
Las Cruces, NM
Chair: Dr. Debra Knapp
505.646.2070
deknapp@nmsu.edu
education.nmsu.edu/perd/dance
BA

University of New Mexico
Department of Theatre and Dance
Albuquerque, NM
Chair: Donna Jewell
505.277.3660
dance@unm.edu
dance.unm.edu
BA, MA, MFA, minor

New York
The Ailey School—Fordham University
BFA in Dance
New York, NY
Chair: Denise Jefferson
212.405.9124
bfa@alvinailey.org
theaileyschool.edu
BFA

Bard College
Dance
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Chair: Maria Simpson
845.758.7996
dance@bard.edu
bard.edu
BA

Barnard College, Columbia University
Department of Dance
New York, NY
Chair: Mary Cochran
212.854.2995
dance@barnard.edu
barnard.edu/dance
BA, concentration

Cornell University
Department of Theatre, Film and Dance
Ithaca, NY
Chair: Allen Fogelsanger
607.254.2700
danceprogram@cornell.edu
www.arts.cornell.edu/theatrearts
BA, minor, concentration

Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Dance Program
New York, NY
Chair: Jaime Santora Kopec
212.229.5100 x2267
langarts@newschool.edu
lang.newschool.edu/dance
BA

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Dance Department
Geneva, NY
Chair: Cadence Whittier
315.781.3949
whittier@hws.edu
academic.hws.edu/dance
BA, individual major in Dance Education

Hofstra University
Department of Drama and Dance
Hempstead, NY
Chair: Rachel List
516.463.5444
HYPERLINK "mailto:rachel.list@hofstra.edu"rachel.list@hofstra.edu
HYPERLINK "http://www.hofstra.edu.dance"hofstra.edu.dance
HYPERLINK "http://www.hofstra.edu/danceeducation"hofstra.edu/danceeducation
BA, BS, minor

Hunter College
Dance Program
New York, NY
Chair: Jana Feinman
212.772.5012
jfeinman@hunter.cuny.edu
hunter.cuny.edu/~dance
BA, minor, certificate

The Juilliard School
Juilliard Dance Division
New York, NY
Chair: Lawrence Rhodes
212.799.5000
admissions@juilliard.edu
juilliard.edu
BFA, Diploma in Dance

Long Island University—Brooklyn Campus
New Media Art & Performance Department
Brooklyn, NY
Chair: Donna Uchizono
718.488.1000 x3031
newmediamfa@brooklyn.liu.edu
brooklyn.liu.edu/nmp
MFA

Long Island University—CW Post Campus
Department of Theatre, Film and Dance
Brookville, NY
Chair: Cara Gargano
516.299.2353
cgargano@liu.edu
liu.edu
BFA

Manhattanville College
Department of Dance and Theatre
Purchase, NY
Chair: Ara Fitzgerald
800.32.VILLE or 914.323.5464
admissions@mville.edu
mville.edu
BA, concentration, minor

Marymount Manhattan College
Dance Department
New York, NY
Chair: Katie Langan
212.517.0610
dance@mmm.edu
mmm.edu
BA, BFA

New York University—Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Program in Dance Education
New York, NY
Chair: Dr. Susan R. Koff
212.998.5400
steinhardt.nyu.edu/dance-2009
MA in Dance Education or in Teaching Dance in Higher Education and the Professions, concentration in ABT Ballet Pedagogy, K–12 certification

New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Department of Dance
New York, NY
Chair: Cherylyn Lavagnino
212.998.1980
nyu.edu/tisch/dancenow09
BFA, MFA

Sarah Lawrence College
Dance
Bronxville, NY
Chair: Sara Rudner
914.337.0700
slcadmit@slc.edu
sarahlawrence.edu
BA, MFA

Skidmore College
Dance Department
Saratoga Springs, NY
Chair: Debra Fernandez
518.580.5360
dfernand@skidmore.edu
skidmore.niramar.com
BS, minor

State University of New York—The College at Brockport
Department of Dance
Brockport, NY
Chair: Darwin Prioleau
585.395.2153
dance@brockport.edu
brockport.edu/dance
BA, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, minor, PreK–12 certification

State University of New York—College at Fredonia
Department of Theatre and Dance
Fredonia, NY
Chair: Stephen Rees
716.673.3107
dance@fredonia.edu
fredonia.edu/department/theatredance
BFA, minor

State University of New York—Empire State College
Performing Arts
New York, NY
Chair: Lucy Winner
212.647.7800
esc.edu/artsnyc
AA, BA, BS, MA

State University of New York—Purchase College
Conservatory of Dance
Purchase, NY
Chair: Carol N. Shiffman
914.251.6800
dance@purchase.edu
purchase.edu/dance
BFA, MFA

University at Buffalo
Theatre & Dance
Buffalo, NY
Chair: Robert Knopf
716.645.6897
td-theatredance@buffalo.edu
theatredance.buffalo.edu
BA, BFA


North Carolina
Duke University
Dance Program
Durham, NC
Chair: Keval Khalsa
919.660.3353
dance@duke.edu
duke.edu/web/dance
BA, minor

East Carolina University
School of Theatre and Dance
Greenville, NC
Chair: John Shearin
252.328.6390
weeksp@ecu.edu
ecu.edu/theatredance
BFA, certificate

University of North Carolina—Charlotte
Department of Dance
Charlotte, NC
Chair: Pamela Sofras
704.687.0224
shermoor@uncc.edu
coaa.uncc.edu
BA, MA, minor, certificate

University of North Carolina—Greensboro
Department of Dance
Greensboro, NC
Chair: Dr. Jan Van Dyke
336.334.5570
dance@uncg.edu
uncg.edu/dce
BA, BFA, MA, MFA, minor, licensure in K–12 Education

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
School of Dance
Winston-Salem, NC
Chair: Ethan Stiefel
336.770.3208
briggb@ncarts.edu
ncarts.edu
BFA, arts diploma

Ohio
Case Western Reserve University
Theater and Dance
Cleveland, OH
Chair: Ron Wilson
216.368.1491
karen.potter@case.edu
dance.case.edu
BA, MA, MFA

Denison University
Department of Dance
Granville, OH
Chair: Gill Wright Miller
740.587.6712
millerg@denison.edu
denison.edu/dance
BA, minor

Kent State University
Dance Division
Kent, OH
Chair: Andrea Shearer
330.672.2069
dance@kent.edu
dance.kent.edu
BFA, minor, certificate

The Ohio State University
Department of Dance
Columbus, OH
Chair: Susan Petry
614.292.7977
dance@osu.edu
dance.osu.edu
BFA, MFA, PHD, minor

Ohio University
School of Dance
Athens, OH
Chair: Madeleine Scott
740.593.1826
dance@ohiou.edu
finearts.ohio.edu/dance/
BA, BFA, minor

University of Akron
Dance Program
Akron, OH
Neil Sapienza, Interim Director
330.972.7948
nbs@uakron.edu
uakron.edu/dtaa
BA, BFA, minor

University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
Dance Division
Cincinnati, OH
Chair: Shellie Cash
513.556.2700
ccadmis@uc.edu
ccm.uc.edu/dance
BFA

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University
Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management
Oklahoma City, OK
Chair: Jo Rowan
405.208.5322
dance@okcu.edu
okcu.edu/dance_amgt
BS, BPA (Bachelor of Performing Arts), MFA

Oral Roberts University
Dance Department
Tulsa, OK
Chair: Amy Roark-McIntosh
918.488.3856
amcintosh@oru.edu
oru.edu/dance
BA

University of Oklahoma
School of Dance
Norman, OK
Chair: Mary Margaret Holt
405.325.4051
dance@ou.edu
ou.edu/finearts/dance
BFA, MFA, concentration

Oregon
University of Oregon
Department of Dance
Eugene, OR
Chair: Jenifer Craig
541.346.3386
mmoser@uoregon.edu
dance.uoregon.edu
BA, BS, MA, MFA, MS, minor

Western Oregon University
Department of Theatre and Dance
Monmouth, OR
Chair: Sharon Oberst
503.838.8243
obersts@wou.edu
wou.edu
AA, BA, BS, minor, concentration

Pennsylvania
Cedar Crest College
Dance Program
Allentown, PA
Chair: Kevin Gallagher
800.360.1222
cccadmis@cedarcrest.edu
cedarcrest.edu
BA

DeSales University
Dance Program, Performing and Fine Arts Department
Center Valley, PA
Chair: Timothy Cowart
610.282.1100 x1663
dance@desales.edu
desales.edu/dance
BA

Drexel University
Department of Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Chair: Cecelia Fitzgibbon
215.895.4914
danceprogram@drexel.edu
drexel.edu/westphal/dance
BS

La Roche College
Dance Department
Pittsburgh, PA
Chair: Dr. Linda Jordan Platt
412.536.1214
holtg1@laroche.edu
laroche.edu
BA, minor

Mercyhurst College
Dance Department
Erie, PA
Chair: Tauna Hunter
814.824.2202
thunter@mercyhurst.edu
dance.mercyhurst.edu
BA, minor, concentration

Muhlenberg College
Department of Theatre and Dance
Allentown, PA
Chair: Dr. James Peck
484.664.3335
dearborn@muhlenberg.edu
muhlenberg.edu/depts/theatre
BA, minor

Point Park University
Conservatory of Performing Arts
Department of Dance
Pittsburgh, PA
Chair: Susan Stowe
412.392.3450
jmcgoldrick@pointpark.edu
pointpark.edu
BA, BFA, MFA, minor, concentration

Slippery Rock University
Dance Department
Slippery Rock, PA
Chair: Nora Ambrosio
724.738.2036
nora.ambrosio@sru.edu
sru.edu
BA, minor

The University of the Arts
School of Dance
Philadelphia, PA
Chair: Susan B. Glazer
800.616.ARTS
admissions@uarts.edu
uarts.edu
BFA, certificate

Rhode Island

Roger Williams University
Dance and Performance Studies
Bristol, RI
Chair: Gary Shore
401.254.3623
gshore@rwu.edu
departments.rwu.edu/dance
BA, minor, certificate

South Carolina
Coker College
Department of Dance, Music and Theater
Hartsville, SC
Chair: Angela Gallo
843.383.8067
admissions@coker.edu
coker.edu
BA, minor

Columbia College
Department of Dance
Columbia, SC
Chair: Wrenn Cook
803.786.3778
columbiacollegesc.edu
BA, minor, certificate

Texas
Sam Houston State University
Dance Program, Department of Theatre & Dance
Huntsville, TX
Chair: Jennifer Pontius
936.294.1875
dnc_jkp@shsu.edu
shsu.edu/~dnc_www
BA, BFA, MFA

Southern Methodist University
Division of Dance
Dallas, TX
Chair: Myra Woodruff
214.768.2718
smudance@smu.edu
meadows.smu.edu
BFA, MFA

Texas Christian University
School for Classical & Contemporary Dance
Ft. Worth, TX
Chair: Ellen Page Shelton
817.257.7615
dance@tcu.edu
dance.tcu.edu
BFA, MFA, certificate

Texas Woman’s University
Department of Dance
Denton, TX
Chair: Penelope Hanstein
940.898.2085
dance@twu.edu
twu.edu/SOA/dance
BA, MA, MFA, PhD

University of Texas at Austin
Department of Theatre and Dance
Austin, TX
Chair: Robert N. Schmidt
512.471.5793
inquiry@curly.cc.utexas.edu
finearts.utexas.edu/tad
BA, BFA, MFA

West Texas A&M University
Department of Art, Theatre and Dance
Canyon, TX
Chair: Edward R. Truitt
806.651.2820
etruitt@wtamu.edu
wtamu.edu/dance
BFA, MA

Utah
University of Utah
Department of Ballet
Salt Lake City,UT
Chair: Bené C. Arnold
801.581.8231
info@ballet.utah.edu
ballet.utah.edu
BFA, MFA

University of Utah
Department of Modern Dance
Salt Lake City, UT
Chair: Donna M. White
801.581.7327
info@dance.utah.edu
dance.utah.edu
BFA, MFA, certificate

Weber State University
Department of Performing Arts
Ogden, UT
Chair: Joanne L. Lawrence
801.626.6437
jlawrence@weber.edu
weber.edu/dance
BA, BS, minor, certificate

Vermont
Bennington College
Dance Program
Bennington, VT
Chair: Terry Creach
800.833.6845
admissions@bennington.edu
bennington.edu
BA, MA, MFA

Virginia
George Mason University
Department of Dance
Fairfax, VA
Chair: Elizabeth Price
703.993.1114
dance@gmu.edu
dance.gmu.edu
BA, BFA, MFA, minor, licensure in Dance Education

Hollins University
Dance Department
Roanoke,VA
Chair: Donna Faye Burchfield
540.362.6230
dance@hollins.edu
hollinsdance.com
hollins.edu/mfadance
BA, BFA, MFA, MALS (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies), minor, certificate

James Madison University
School of Theatre and Dance
Harrisonburg, VA
Chair: Bill Buck
540.568.6511
oharast@jmu.edu
jmu.edu/theatre
BA, minor, teacher licensure in Dance

Old Dominion University
Dance Program
Norfolk, VA
Chair: Marilyn Marloff
757.683.4354
mmarloff@odu.edu
odu.edu/al/dance
BA, minor, certificate

Shenandoah University
Dance Division
Winchester, VA
Chair: Erica Helm
800.432.2266
msobczyn@su.edu
su.edu
BA, BFA, MA, MS, minor, certificate

Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Dance and Choreography
Richmond, VA
Chair: Dr. James Frazier
804.828.1711
dance@vcu.edu
vcu.edu/arts/dance/dept
BFA, minor

Washington
Cornish College of the Arts
Dance Department
Seattle, WA
Chair: Kathryn Daniels
800.726.ARTS
admissions@cornish.edu
cornish.edu
BFA

University of Washington
Dance Program
Seattle, WA
Chair: Jennifer Salk
206.543.9843
uwdance@u.washington.edu
depts.washington.edu/uwdance
BA, MFA, minor, dance teaching endorsement

Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin—Madison
Dance Program
Madison, WI
Chair: Dr. Jin-Wen Yu
608.262.1691
uwdance@education.wisc.edu
dance.wisc.edu
BFA, BS, minor, certificate, concentration

University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
Department of Dance
Milwaukee, WI
Chair: Ed Burgess
414.229.2571
danceinfo@uwm.edu
arts.uwm.edu/dance
BA, BFA, MFA, minor, certificate, concentration

Canada

Canada’s National Ballet School
Teacher Training Program
Toronto, Ontario
Chair: Mavis Staines
416.964.3780
registrar@nbs-enb.ca
nbs-enb.ca
BFA, certificate, Diploma in Teacher Training

École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain de Montréal
Dance School
Montreal, Quebec
Chair: Didier Chirpaz
514.849.4929
info@esbcm.org
esbcm.org
Diploma of college studies, high school diploma, concentration
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

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