Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance: Contemporary Dance


"Progress defines my experience at the Conservatory. Every class pushes me intellectually and physically. I have seen my body transform and my movement improve. Here, I have the opportunity to work with amazing choreographers and teachers, including Ebony Williams and Uri Sands. These experiences are an enormous source of artistic growth and inspiration as I move toward the next step in my career." —Demetrius Burns (B.F.A. '16, Contemporary Dance)

Program Overview

Consistently recognized as having the best contemporary dance program in the U.S., Boston Conservatory at Berklee has set the standard for contemporary dance education nationwide.

The dynamic B.F.A. in Dance: Contemporary Dance program has garnered praise for its emphasis on artistic exploration, self-expression, and technique-building through intensive study of ballet, modern and contemporary dance, jazzdance, improvisation, hip-hop, composition, and pedagogy. In addition, the school hosts renowned guest choreographers each semester, who visit campus to create new works for Conservatory dancers or to reconstruct masterworks, teach classes, and provide career advice and support. Connecting students to today's leading artists gives young dancers invaluable insight into the creative process, and offers an opportunity to work closely with the artists who are shaping the field.

The Conservatory offers students an ideal environment in which to learn and grow. Not only is the school set in the heart of the culturally rich city of Boston, it also boasts a multidisciplinary campus where dancers and choreographers interact daily with musicians, actors, singers, and composers. In addition, the school's recent merger with Berklee will give students access to the college's state-of-the-art technologies and allow them to take advantage of Berklee's leading courses in entrepreneurship, career skills, and professional development.

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