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

Named a “Top 10” program for dance in the U.S. (Backstage, 2018, 2017) and "widely considered the top contemporary program in the U.S." (Backstage, 2016)

Your Department

The Conservatory Advantage

10
Guest Artists Per Year
3
Mainstage Performances
6+
Stylistic Offerings

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