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Laila Franklin's piece "Leaving So Soon?"

Q&A with senior choreographer Laila Franklin

February 12, 2019

Laila Franklin is a senior in Boston Conservatory’s contemporary dance program whose original work, Leaving So Soon?, was recently featured in the Senior Choreographers’ Concert: Square One. Franklin discusses the inspiration behind her piece and how her Boston Conservatory experience has prepared her for a future as a dancer, choreographer, and scholar.

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Boston Conservatory Named a Best School for Aspiring Choreographers

January 28, 2019 Madison Spahn

Accolades are hardly new for Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s B.F.A. contemporary dance program. Having already been named a top 10 program by Backstage and a top 25 program by OnStage, Boston Conservatory can claim yet another distinction as one of College Magazine’s 2019 10 best colleges for aspiring choreographers.

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What a Conservatory Education Should Be: A Reflection by Cathy Young

December 19, 2018 Cathy Young for STAGES Magazine

Over the past 25 years, there has arguably been more change in the way we experience life than at any other time in history. Our art forms are not immune to these changes. In fact, technology has not only radically impacted how performances are disseminated and experienced by audiences, but it has also transformed the art forms themselves and the very ways art is created. How do we, as a performing arts conservatory, respond to this new world?

'Dance Magazine' Spotlights Boston Conservatory's Innovative Work on Inclusivity in the Classroom

December 18, 2018

Boston Conservatory at Berklee recently announced that select courses in its ballet curriculum will be renamed in support of an ongoing institutional effort to ensure inclusivity in the classroom. A bold first step in creating dialogue around gender constructs in traditional dance forms such as ballet, Executive Director Cathy Young sat down with Dance Magazine to talk about Boston Conservatory’s focus on inclusivity and how its Dance Division curriculum—and the renaming of these courses—reflect this.

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Boston Conservatory at Berklee Announces Center Stage, a Curated Collection of Eight Innovative Performances

August 28, 2018 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee proudly announces Center Stage, a curated performance collection that showcases the Conservatory’s dynamic range in dance, music, and theater, and spotlights the extraordinary talent of the school’s student performers.

coartistic directors of Bombshell Dance: Emily Bernet and Taylor Rodman

Taylor Rodman Receives Alumni Entrepreneurial Grant

June 19, 2018 Padriac Farma

Earlier this year, Taylor Rodman (B.F.A. '16, contemporary dance) was one of three recipients of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Alumni Entrepreneurial Grant. The award will partially fund the latest work of her company, Bombshell Dance Project, which is dedicated to elevating the female choreographic voice.

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