Contemporary Dance

Built on the foundation of classical tradition, our 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.

Degrees Offered


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance Performance

Four-Year Program
Program Description

Your Department

The Conservatory Advantage

Guest Artists Per Year
Mainstage Performances
Stylistic Offerings

"Widely considered the top contemporary program in the U.S." —BACKSTAGE (2016)

Faculty Spotlight

Vollick and Misty Copeland

Faculty Spotlight: Dean Vollick

Dance faculty member Dean Vollick dances with Misty Copeland in The Nutcracker (2014).

Dean Vollick Faculty, Contemporary Dance

Alumni Spotlight

Q&A with Ebony Williams

Dance alumna Ebony Williams (B.F.A. '05) shares stories about her professional experiences since graduating from the Conservatory.

Ebony Williams B.F.A., Contemporary Dance