Contemporary Dance in the News

Celebrating Donald McKayle, a Modern-Dance Trailblazer

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 New York Times

Alum Demetrius Burns (B.F.A. '17, contemporary dance) recently performed as a part of a tribute to the late modern-dance trailblazer, Donald McKayle. Burns performed McKayle’s “Songs of the Disinherited” with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence dance company.

Why Ever Dancer Should Choreograph At Least Once

Monday, April 8, 2019 Dance Magazine

Conservatory Dean of Dance, Tommy Neblett, shares why every dancer should try choreography. Now more than ever, the field demands that dancers perform at the highest level and collaborate with choreographers to bring their artistic visions to life.

Sutton Foster to receive honorary doctorate from Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Boston Globe

Tony Award-winning triple threat Sutton Foster is adding another honor to her impressive list of accomplishments. Cathy Young, the executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, will present Foster with an honorary doctor of music degree during the conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11.

Best College Dance Programs for 2019–2020 in the U.S.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s B.F.A. in contemporary dance was named the best dance program in Massachusetts, and among the top 13 programs in the U.S. for 2019–2020 by

A Rose Out of Concrete

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 The Bay State Banner

The Bay State Banner highlights the world premiere of “A Rose Out of Concrete,” which was performed at the Conservatory’s Spring Dance Concert: Limitless. The project was a collaboration between pop icon Nona Hendryx, music producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Hank Shocklee, and Boston Conservatory hip-hop instructor Duane Lee Holland Jr.