The rigorous and nurturing conservatory approach in our Classical Ballet concentration molds our students into technically advanced dancers and stylistically versatile artists. Our students perform in at least three to four major productions each year, and have the chance to choreograph their own short works as they progress through the program. In addition to our world-class ballet faculty, guest professionals, such as Alexander Brady, Helen Pickett, Diana White and Natalia Makarova, regularly visit UNCSA to teach workshops. The School of Dance is open to college-age students, as well as a program for high school students.
A total of 635 dance students from nearly 40 dance schools and companies across North Carolina - the most participants ever - recently attended the 2020 Festival of North Carolina Dance.
Winter Dance will be a spectacle, spanning classical and contemporary ballet to cutting-edge contemporary dance.
High school dance alumna Rebecca Soldinger has found a home in television, working as a producer for the Emmy Award-winning "Rachael Ray" talk show.
Gillian Murphy, principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre studied at UNCSA and won the Princess Grace Award and appeared as a guest artist all over the world.