This rigorous three-year B.F.A. in dance program focuses on dance creation and performance for commercial industries such as TV, film, music videos, Broadway, theme parks, cruise lines, circus arts, and more, providing career development opportunities for students to make professional connections and build strong networks.


  • B.F.A.
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance: Commercial Dance
    Three-Year Program


Boston Conservatory’s New Three-Year Commercial Dance B.F.A. Paves the Way for a Career in the Entertainment Industry

The commercial dance program is designed for highly skilled dancers who want to work in film, TV, theater, and more.

Prepare For Any Career


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TV, Film, and Web

Movies, TV shows, theater, commercials, ads, web series, and more



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Entertainment Industries

Theme parks, amusement parks, cruise lines, circus arts, stadium and arena concerts, tours, and more

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Artist Collaborations

Creative projects with various artists, such as music videos, tours, and stadium concerts


Guest Artist Spotlight

Jennifer Archibald Reflects on Choreographing ‘KCON’ for Boston Conservatory Dancers

The acclaimed artist discusses the creative process behind her work KCON, which was performed by Conservatory dance students at KCON Los Angeles this summer.

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Chelsey Arce

Chelsey Arce has leveraged her Boston Conservatory training to lead a dynamic career in commercial dance. In addition to collaborating with artists such as Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Nicola Roberts, and DJ Fresh, Arce works regularly with Cirque du Soleil—currently serving as assistant director and choreographer for their show Paramour—and performs and choreographs professionally for theater (Memphis, Evita), film (Ted 2, Gone with the Bullets), and TV (Germany’s Next Topmodel, Saturday Night Live).

Meet Your Mentors

Q&A with Ruka Hatua-Saar White

"These dancers won’t be cookie-cutters, but critically thinking, well-versed, and fully realized artists of depth and dimensional range."     


WATCH: Boston Conservatory dancers perform in concert with the Berklee Bruno Mars and Beyoncé Ensemble

Alumni Story

PODCAST: For Alumna Ebony Williams, the Story is in the Movement

Dancer and choreographer Ebony Williams (B.F.A. '05, contemporary dance) discusses her versatile career, spanning from Beyoncé to Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and her experiences in the concert and commercial dance industries. Since this podcast was recorded, Williams has worked on the hit Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill and her choreography has appeared in the movie-musical In the Heights.

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Michael Morris Jr.

Immediately after earning his degree from Boston Conservatory, Michael Morris Jr. was contracted by Celebrity Cruise Line to tour throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. He went on to perform in New York City’s Broadway Bares: Take Off, in American Ballet Theatre’s Metropolitan Opera House spring season, and alongside YouTube star Todrick Hall.