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

B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance Performance

Four-Year Program
Program Description

Your Department

The Conservatory Advantage

10
Guest Artists Per Year
3
Mainstage Performances
6+
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

Alumna Lilian Balch

Q&A with Lilian Balch

Dance alumna Lilian Balch (B.F.A. '15, contemporary dance) has been a member of the Shen Wei Dance Arts company in New York City since graduating in 2015. Read about her journey as a professional dancer.

Lilian Balch Class of 2015 B.F.A., Contemporary Dance