Senior dance majors focusing on composition get to prepare and perform a significant choreographic work. Those concentrating on technique and performance undertake supervised practice teaching.
The Visiting Artist Program, founded in 1971 by Helen McGehee ’42, enables students to use the works of affiliated major dance companies, top studios, university programs, and conservatories.
The program also allows students to study with accomplished professional dancers, educators, and choreographers in all forms of dance. McGehee herself was a leading dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company for more than 30 years and remains an inspiration to our dance majors.
Recent artists on campus have danced for:
The department produces two major dance concerts per academic year in the fall and the spring. The performance showcases individual and ensemble pieces choreographed by students, faculty and visiting artists.
Internships are another great way to gain experience. Students and recent alumnae have received competitive internships at