2016 Higher Ed Guide

These days, many ballet dancers are opting to earn their college diploma before they score a company contract. Because there are dozens of degree programs that emphasize ballet, going to school doesn’t mean you’re setting your dreams aside. We’ve gathered 100 college dance programs with bunheads in mind, and many offer scholarships specifically for dance majors.  Compiled by Jennifer Roit

Please note, scholarships marked with an “M” indicate merit-based awards, and those marked with an “N” indicate need-based awards. For the most up-to-date information, check with each program directly.

Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
516.877.4250
frisk-fox@adelphi.edu
academics.adelphi.edu
Degrees: BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: Dance Talent Scholarship (M), $7,500–$25,000

The Ailey School, Fordham University
New York, NY
212.405.9124
bfa@alvinailey.org
theaileyschool.edu/bfa
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: (M), $3,000–$25,000 (25–40)

University of Akron
Akron, OH
330.972.7948
dance@uakron.edu
uakron.edu/dtaa
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance

Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
415.863.3040 x281
marina@linesballet.org
bfa.linesballet.org
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics
Scholarships: (N), $1,000–$5,000 (varies); (M), $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD
410.777.7021
lpfitzgerald@aacc.edu
aacc.edu/dance
Degree: AA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, tap, world
Scholarships: Leonard N. Plavin Scholarship for Dance (M/N), $250–$500 (2–3)

The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
520.621.4698
dance.arizona.edu
Degrees: BFA, MFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance

University of Arkansas—Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
501.569.3291
jeraphael@ualr.edu
ualr.edu/theatre/dance
Degrees: BFA, minor
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance
Scholarships: Department of Theatre Arts and Dance (M), $1,000–$5,000 (5–15)

The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
800.616.ARTS
admissions@uarts.edu
uarts.edu
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, tap
Scholarships: Artist Scholarship (M), $10,000–$25,000; Dean’s Scholarship (M), $10,000–$25,000; Promising Artist Scholarship (M), $10,000–$25,000; Trustees Scholarship (M), $10,000–$25,000; Director’s Scholarship (M), $25,000–$100,000

Ball State University
Muncie, IN
765.285.8740
amsadler@bsu.edu
bsu.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, BFA, BS
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, ballroom, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, tap, world
Scholarships: Talent Scholarships (M/N), $1,000–$5,000 (7–10); Presidential Scholarships in the Arts (M/N), $10,000–$25,000 (7–10)

Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY
212.854.2995
dance@barnard.edu
dance.barnard.edu
Degrees: BA, concentration, minor
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world ­

Belhaven University
Jackson, MS
601.965.1400
dance@belhaven.edu
belhaven.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, MS, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance
Scholarships: Dance Scholarship (M/N), $10,000–$25,000 (25–35)

The Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA
617.912.9153
admissions@bostonconservatory.edu
bostonconservatory.edu/dance
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics

Brenau University
Gainesville, GA
770.538.4764
danceinfo@brenau.edu
brenau.edu
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary
Scholarships: (M), $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

College at Brockport, State University of New York
Brockport, NY
585.395.2153
dance@brockport.edu
brockport.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, tap, world
Scholarships: Friends of Brockport Dance (M), $500–$1,000 (up to 5); President’s/Dean’s Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (unlimited)

University at Buffalo, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Buffalo, NY
716.645.6897
td-theatredance@buffalo.edu
theatredance.buffalo.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, ballroom, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics
Scholarships: Amanda C. Occhino Fund (M), $250–$500 (2–4); Elizabeth P. Webb Foundation Award in Dance (M), $250–$500 (2–5); Jean Taylor Beard Endowed Fund (M), $250–$500 (2–5); Lucille and Jack Yellen Fund (M/N), $250–$500 (2–3); Zodiaque 40 Dance Scholarship Fund (M), $1,000–$5,000 (2–5)

Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts
Indianapolis, IN
317.940.9346
lattaway@butler.edu
butler.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, BFA, BS
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, education/pedagogy, performance
Scholarships: Dance Merit Awards (M), $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

(Photo by Josh Brewster, courtesy Erin Johnson)
(Photo by Josh Brewster, courtesy Erin Johnson)

Alumni Spotlight:
Erin Johnson
Texas Christian University, School for Classical & Contemporary Dance

During her senior year of high school, Erin Johnson felt that she needed a stronger foundation before joining a company. Texas Christian University gave her the maturity and training that she was looking for. Johnson, who graduated this spring with a BFA in ballet, arranged her heavy dance schedule so she could pursue another interest: a minor in business. While at TCU, she worked with guest choreographers and ballet luminaries like Susan Jaffe and Jacques d’Amboise. Her junior year, she danced her first Balanchine piece, Valse-Fantaisie. “It was super-rewarding when we got to perform it because it was so physically taxing,” she says. TCU also helped her make an invaluable career connection: When Eugene Ballet Company artistic director Toni Pimble was a visiting choreographer, Johnson expressed interest in her company. Pimble offered her a contract, and Johnson is elated to make her debut with Eugene Ballet Company this fall. —Caroline Seymour

California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
800.545.2787
admissions@calarts.edu
calarts.edu
Degrees: BFA, MFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: various, $10,000–$25,000

University of California—Irvine
Irvine, CA
949.824.7283
dance@uci.edu
dance.arts.uci.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, MFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary

University of California—Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
805.893.3241
bharwell@theaterdance.ucsb.edu
theaterdance.ucsb.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance

California State University—Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
657.278.3628
danceprogram@fullerton.edu
dance.fullerton.edu
Degree: BA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap, world
Scholarships: Theatre and Dance Department Scholarships (M/N), less than $250 (35–65); $250–$500 (25–50)

California State University—Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
562.985.4747
dance@csulb.edu
csulb.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, BFA, MA, MFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics

Canada’s National Ballet School
Toronto, ON
416.964.3780
registrar@nbs-enb.ca
nbs-enb.ca
Degrees: BFA, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, education/pedagogy, world

Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
262.551.5885
spottinger@carthage.edu
carthage.edu/dance
Degree: minor
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, tap
Scholarships: Dance Minor Service Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (7)

University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, OH
513.556.2700
ccadmis@uc.edu
ccm.uc.edu/dance
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world
Scholarships: Corbett for CCM Scholarships (M/N), $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA
800.726.ARTS
admissions@cornish.edu
cornish.edu/dance
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics
Scholarships: (M), $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Dean College
Franklin, MA
508.541.1607
jobrienpedersen@dean.edu
dean.edu/palladino_school_of_dance.aspx
Degrees: AA, BA, minor, concentration
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, tap

DeSales University
Center Valley, PA
610.282.1100 x1663
timothy.cowart@desales.edu
blogs.desales.edu/dance
Degree: BA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics
Scholarships: (M/N), $500–$1,000 (10); Summer Dance Intensive (M), $250–$500 (10)

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
252.328.6390
dixonj@ecu.edu
ecu.edu/theatredance
Degrees: BFA, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: Friends of Theatre and Dance Scholarship (M), $500–$1,000 (varies); Lynette Dorn and George H. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship (M), $500–$1,000 (varies); Marie Wallace Scholarship (M), $500–$1,000 (varies); Mavis Ray Dance Scholarship (M), $500–$1,000 (varies)

Elon University
Elon, NC
336.278.5592
lkearns@elon.edu
elon.edu/perarts
Degrees: BFA, BS, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, tap, world
Scholarships: (M), $250–$500 (2–4)

Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
New York, NY
212.229.5100 x2267
langarts@newschool.edu
newschool.edu/lang/dance
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world

Five College Dance Department
Amherst, MA
413.559.6622
fcdd@hampshire.edu
fivecolleges.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, BFA, MFA
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
850.644.1023
dance-info@fsu.edu
dance.fsu.edu
Degrees: BFA, MA, MFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance

State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
716.673.3596
dance@fredonia.edu
fredonia.edu/department/theatredance
Degrees: BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, ballroom, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap

Friends University
Wichita, KS
800.794.6945
finearts@friends.edu
friends.edu
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, performance

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
706.542.4415
ugadance@uga.edu
dance.uga.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics

Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ
800.458.8422 x2170
scardell@georgian.edu
georgian.edu
Degrees: BA, minor, concentration
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, somatics, tap
Scholarships: Dance Merit Scholarship (M), $25,000–$100,000 (6–10)

Goucher College
Towson, MD
410.337.6390
goucherdance@goucher.edu
goucher.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, MA, minor
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics
Scholarships: Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (M), $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN
507.933.7353
gustavus.edu/theatre-dance
Degree: BA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics
Scholarships: Evelyn Anderson Theatre & Dance Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

The Hartt School, University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
860.768.2478
lesko@hartford.edu
hartford.edu/hartt
Degrees: BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics
Scholarships: Hartt Performing Arts Scholarships (M), $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY
315.781.3575
williams@hws.edu
hws.edu/academics/dance
Degrees: BA, minor
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world
Scholarships: Janet Seeley Arts Scholarship in Dance (M), $10,000–$25,000 (5–7)

Hope College
Holland, MI
616.395.7700
graham@hope.edu
hope.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, tap
Scholarships: Distinguished Artist Award (M), $5,000–$10,000 (12)

(Photo by Steve Disenhof, courtesy Charbel Rohayem)
(Photo by Steve Disenhof, courtesy Charbel Rohayem)

Alumni Spotlight: Charbel Rohayem
Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA, Dominican University of California

Charbel Rohayem started his formal dance studies at the age of 16, so he knew that he needed to catch up before joining a company. He found the perfect balance between training and professional exposure at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA program at Dominican University of California. Since some of his classes were held at the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, being exposed to the LINES Ballet company dancers gave Rohayem the inspiration he needed to stay focused. Though skewed toward contemporary ballet, the program also emphasizes classical ballet, modern, composition, improvisation, repertoire and master classes. As a BFA student, Rohayem participated in several workshops with company members from Nederlands Dans Theater, The Forsythe Company and Loni Landon Dance Projects. He even earned an arts management minor. Now a 2016 graduate, Rohayem feels “ready to enter the field, but also ready to contribute to it.” This season he will join NW Dance Project and is excited to explore another avenue of contemporary dance. —CS

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
217.333.1010
dance@illinois.edu
dance.illinois.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, MFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world
Scholarships: Talented Student Scholarship Award (M), $5,000–$10,000 (4)

Illinois State University
Normal, IL
309.438.8783
ssemoni@ilstu.edu
finearts.illinoisstate.edu/theatre
Degrees: BA, BS, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: Merit Scholarship (M), $10,000–$25,000 (varies); Talent Scholarship, $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
Bloomington, IN
812.855.6787
ballet@indiana.edu
music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/ballet
Degree: BS
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, performance

Institute of the Arts Barcelona
Sitges, Spain
+34.93.894.9713
info@iabarcelona.es
iabarcelona.com
Degrees: BA, MA, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, tap

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
319.335.2228
dance@uiowa.edu
dance.uiowa.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, MFA, minor, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: Iowa Center for the Arts (M), $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL
904.256.7374
bpalmer@ju.edu
ju.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, MFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
540.568.6342
trammekx@jmu.edu
jmu.edu/theatre
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance

The Juilliard School
New York, NY
212.799.5000 x223
danceadmissions@juilliard.edu
juilliard.edu
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: (M/N), $10,000–$25,000 (unlimited)

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
785.864.4264
kudance@ku.edu
dance.ku.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, world
Scholarships: Dance Departmental Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (3–5)

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
770.794.7673
ipulinka@kennesaw.edu
ksudance.com
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, tap, world

Kent State University
Kent, OH
330.672.2069
dance@kent.edu
dance.kent.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, concentration, minor,
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap, world
Scholarships: College of the Arts, various sources (M/N), less than $250 (1–10); School of Theatre and Dance (M/N), $250–$500 (1–10); School of Theatre and Dance (M/N), $500–$1,000 (1–15); Kent State University Honors College (M), $1,000–$5,000 (1–10); School of Theatre and Dance (M), $1,000–$5,000 (1–10)

La Roche College
Pittsburgh, PA
412.536.1212
maria.caruso@laroche.edu
laroche.edu
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, tap
Scholarships: La Roche College Dance Merit Scholarship (M), $25,000–$100,000 (10)

Marygrove College
Detroit, MI
313.927.1838
jcash5001@marygrove.edu
marygrove.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor, concentration
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, tap
Scholarships: Talent Award (M/N), $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Marymount Manhattan College
New York, NY
212.517.0610
dance@mmm.edu
mmm.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, somatics

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Five College Dance Department
Amherst, MA
413.545.6064
cmaclutsky@dance.umass.edu
umass.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance

Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA
814.824.2202
thunter@mercyhurst.edu
dance.mercyhurst.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor, concentration
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap
Scholarships: Dance Merit (M), $1,000–$5,000 (5); Dance Merit (M), $5,000–$10,000 (5); Dance Merit (M), $10,000–$25,000 (4)

Mills College
Oakland, CA
510.430.2175
dance@mills.edu
mills.edu
Degrees: BA, MA, MFA, minor
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world
Scholarships: $5,000–$10,000 (varies)

University of Missouri—Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance
Kansas City, MO
816.235.5216
weberp@umkc.edu
conservatory.umkc.edu
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: Sullivan Scholarship (M), $10,000 (1–3)

Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ
973.655.7080
katterhenrl@mail.montclair.edu
montclair.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, MFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance

Mount Holyoke College, Five College Dance Department
South Hadley, MA
413.538.2000
rflachs@mtholyoke.edu
mtholyoke.edu
Degrees: BA, minor
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap, world

(Photo by Kay Wilhelm, courtesy Anna Dobbins)
(Photo by Kay Wilhelm, courtesy Anna Dobbins)

Anna Dobbins
Point Park University, Conservatory of Performing Arts

If you’d told a younger Anna Dobbins that she would end up at Point Park University pursuing her BFA in dance, she would have said that college was simply not part of her plan. Looking back now, the 2016 graduate says she couldn’t be happier. “Point Park is a really well-rounded school,” she says. In addition to ballet, “taking jazz, tap, modern and even African, ballroom and character classes prepared me with the tools to choose any dance company or any genre.” Still, ballet was her ultimate focus, and she considers performing in Romeo and Juliet the highlight of her college years. Dobbins also had the chance to work with guest choreographers like Emery LeCrone and professor emeritus Nicolas Petrov. This fall, Dobbins will start her career with Cleveland Ballet, which relaunched last year with a total of six dancers. “I’m really excited to be part of the journey of this company and grow into the vision that they have for it.” —CS

Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
484.664.3335
dearborn@muhlenberg.edu
muhlenberg.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, minor, concentration
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap
Scholarships: Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Scholarship in Dance (M/N), $1,000–$5,000 (1); Muhlenberg Talent Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (10+)

New World School of the Arts
Miami, FL
305.237.3341
mlburns@mdc.edu
mdc.edu/nwsa
Degrees: AA, BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York, NY
212.998.5400
steinhardt.dance@nyu.edu
steinhardt.nyu.edu/dance-2016
Degrees: MA, MFA, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary
Scholarships: Susan Carol Hersh Scholarship (N), $5,000–$10,000 (1+); 21st-Century Scholarship (M/N), $10,000–$25,000 (30)

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
New York, NY
212.998.1980
tisch.nyu.edu/dance
Degrees: BFA, MFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: less than $250 (varies)

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC
336.770.3209
admissions@uncsa.edu
uncsa.edu
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, modern/contemporary

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
847.491.3589
j-valentin-martinez@northwestern.edu
communication.northwestern.edu/programs/major_dance
Degrees: BA, BS, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap, world

Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
614.292.7977
dance@osu.edu
dance.osu.edu
Degrees: BFA, MFA, PhD, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance

University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
405.325.4051
dance@ou.edu
ou.edu/finearts/dance
Degrees: BFA, MFA, concentration, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: (M), $1,000–$5,000 (60)

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK
405.208.5644
kmrush@okcu.edu
okcu.edu/dance
Degree: BS
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, performance, tap
Scholarships: Freshman University Academic Merit Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (varies based on ACT/SAT & GPA); Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment (M), $5,000–$10,000 (175 total, 65 for new students)

Pace University
New York, NY
212.618.6100
performingarts@pace.edu
pace.edu/performingarts
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap

Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
503.352.2216
dance@pacificu.edu
pacificu.edu/as/dance
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics
Scholarships: Pacific University/Dance (M), $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, FL
561.803.2428
kathleen_klein@pba.edu
pba.edu
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance

Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA
412.392.3450
jmcgoldrick@pointpark.edu
pointpark.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor, concentration
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, tap, world
Scholarships: Dean’s Academic Award (M), $1,000–$5,000; Artistic Achievement Award (M), $10,000–$25,000

Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts
Princeton, NJ
609.258.3017
cr17@princeton.edu
arts.princeton.edu
Degree: certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, hip hop, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world

Purchase College, State University of New York
Purchase, NY
914.251.6800
dance@purchase.edu
purchase.edu/dance
Degree: BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: (M), $1,000–$5,000 (5–30)

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
936.294.3342
shsudance@shsu.edu
shsu.edu/dance
Degrees: BFA, MFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
408.554.4043
dpopalisky@scu.edu
scu.edu/theatre
Degrees: BA, minor
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, tap

Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA
800.826.6234
admit@setonhill.edu
setonhill.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, tap

Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA
724.738.2036
ursula.payne@sru.edu
sru.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, MS, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, world

Smith College, Five College Dance Department
Northampton, MA
413.585.3232
dance@smith.edu
smith.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, MFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
813.974.3660
dboe@usf.edu
theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: Talent Grants (M), $500–$1,000 (12–18); WWD Endowed Scholarship (M),  $500–$1,000 (2–4); BRAVO! (M), $1,000–$5,000 (1); Henry S. Parrish Endowed Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (1–2); Summer Talent Grants (M), $1,000–$5,000 (3–6)

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
213.740.9327
uscdance@usc.edu
kaufman.usc.edu
Degrees: BFA, minor, concentration
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
214.768.2718
smudance@smu.edu
smu.edu/meadows
Degrees: BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics
Scholarships: (M), $10,000–$25,000

The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
601.266.4161
stacy.reischmanfletcher
@usm.edu
usm.edu
Degrees: BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics
Scholarships: Department of Dance Service Scholarship (M/N), $250–$500 (varies); Department of Dance Special Scholarship (M/N), $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Stephens College
Columbia, MO
573.876.7194
bcoleman@stephens.edu
stephens.edu/academics/programs-of-study/sopa/dance
Degrees: BFA, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, world
Scholarships: (M/N), less than $250

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
512.471.5793
theatreanddance@utexas.edu
theatredance.utexas.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, hip hop, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world, tap

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
979.845.5025
cbergeron@hlkn.tamu.edu
dance.tamu.edu
Degrees: BS, MS, minor, concentration
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics

Texas Christian University
Ft. Worth, TX
817.257.7615
dance@tcu.edu
dance.tcu.edu
Degrees: BFA, minor, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: (M), $5,000–$10,000 (2–4)

Tulane University, Newcomb College Dance Program
New Orleans, LA
504.314.7761
dance@tulane.edu
tulane.edu/~theatre
Degrees: BA, BFA, MFA
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern/contemporary, somatics, tap, world

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
801.581.7327
info@dance.utah.edu
dance.utah.edu
Degrees: BFA, MFA, minor, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: Ballet Division (M), $1,000–$5,000 (36); Modern Dance Division (M), $1,000–$5,000 (35)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
804.828.1711
steppll@vcu.edu
arts.vcu.edu/dance
Degrees: BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, modern/contemporary, performance

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
314.935.5858
pad@artsci.wustl.edu
pad.artsci.wustl.edu
Degrees: BA, MFA, certificate, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
313.577.4273
theatre_dance@wayne.edu
cfpca.wayne.edu/theatreanddance
Degrees: BFA, BS, minor, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world
Scholarships: Wayne State Talent Scholarship (M), $5,000–$10,000 (20)

Webster University
St. Louis, MO
314.246.7663
dance@webster.edu
webster.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary
Scholarships: Webster University Award for Dance Excellence (M), $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
269.387.5830
dance-info@wmich.edu
wmich.edu/dance
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor, certificate
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance
Scholarships: Partners in Dance Summer/Winter Study Funding (M/N), $250–$500 (10–12); Dalton New Dance Major Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (1–2); Differential Tuition Need-Based Scholarship Scholarship (N), $1,000–$5,000 (10); Outstanding Dance Major Scholarship (M), $1,000–$5,000 (1); Partners in Dance Scholarship for Dance Majors (M/N), $1,000–$5,000 (3)

Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR
503.838.8243
obersts@wou.edu
wou.edu
Degrees: BA, BS, concentration, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, modern/contemporary, performance, somatics, world

Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
316.978.3530
nick.johnson@wichita.edu
wichita.edu
Degrees: BA, BFA, minor
Areas of emphasis: ballet, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance

University of Wisconsin—Madison
Madison, WI
608.262.1691
uwdance@education.wisc.edu
dance.wisc.edu
Degrees: BFA, BS, certificate, concentration
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: ballet, ballroom, choreography, jazz, modern/contemporary, performance, world

University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI
715.346.3982
dance@uwsp.edu
uwsp.edu/theatre-dance/dance
Degrees: BA, minor
Audition required
Areas of emphasis: arts administration, ballet, choreography, education/pedagogy, jazz, modern/contemporary, musical theater, performance, somatics, tap
Scholarships: (M/N), $1,000–$5,000 (5)

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