Built on the foundation of classical tradition, Boston Conservatory at Berklee's contemporary dance program embraces what is current and innovative in the field, helping you to become a multifaceted and empowered artist with a unique individual voice.


  • B.F.A.
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance: Contemporary Dance
    Four-Year Program

WATCH: Boston Conservatory dance students perform in the premiere of Jennifer Archibald's Leafs.Bricks.Sun.

Alumni Story

Q&A with Dance Alumnus Emmitt Cawley

“Never once did I feel like I had to be anything but myself or that I was being sculpted into someone else, but rather, I had space, time, support, and resources to define what I wanted to be.” 

WATCH: Jazz Bynum talks about her experience as a dance student at Boston Conservatory and how she is collaborating with her Berklee College of Music peers to choreograph exciting new works. 

Artistry with Purpose

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Partners with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to Give TikTok Dance Lessons to Children’s Hospital Patients

Dance students Kaitlin Bachman and Tess Stevens gave virtual dance lessons at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital in North Carolina.

2020 Accolades

Boston Conservatory Named a Best School for Dance, Composition, and More in 2020

While few could predict what 2020 had in store for higher education, one thing remained consistent: Boston Conservatory at Berklee earned recognition as one of the best schools for performing arts education, both for its innovative degree programs and leading summer intensives. The 2020 accolades, gathered from independent sources, underscores Boston Conservatory’s reputation as a leader in performing arts education.

The Conservatory Advantage

  • 15+ Guest Artists Per Year
  • 5 Mainstage Performances
  • 25+ Movement-Based Electives

WATCH: Student John Chin debuts his original piece, Blaming Game, at Boston Conservatory's Winterworks concert.

Meet Your Mentors

Q&A with Danny Pelzig

Faculty member Danny Pelzig knows that in the performing arts, versatility is key. He has made a career out of performing, directing, and choreographing at the highest level in theater, ballet, opera, and on the concert stage. Here, he discusses his career, his journey back to Boston and the Conservatory, and his teaching philosophy.

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