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School of Dance

School of Dance

Like all great artistic disciplines, dance is an ongoing conversation between the classical and the contemporary, between iconic productions of The Nutcracker and daring new works from emerging choreographers. In both the college and high school programs at the School of Dance, you can choose to concentrate in either classical dance or contemporary dance, but you will train and perform extensively in both disciplines. As the exclusive educational affiliate school of the American Ballet Theatre, our industry connections are unrivaled. Through our rigorous and nurturing conservatory experience, you will explore a diverse, world-class repertory that develops talented young performers into technically sound, artistically sensitive and stylistically versatile professional dancers. 


American Ballet Theatre

Exclusive educational affiliate of American Ballet Theatre
Must-See Nutcracker Performances, Dance Teacher Magazine
Best Dance Programs, Dance Teacher Magazine
Welcome from Susan Jaffe, Dean of Dance
Susan Jaffe, Dean of Dance

Declared by the New York Times as “America’s Quintessential American Ballerina”, Susan Jaffe was a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 22 years before becoming Dean of Dance in 2012. Prominent in both national and international dance scenes, Dean Jaffe has worked with luminaries such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, Irina Kolpakova, Jiri Kylian, Twyla Tharp, Kenneth MacMillian, George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, José Manuel Carreno and Julio Boca.  

School of Dance videos

Watch our dance videos

School of Dance videos highlight the powerful work of students in the classical ballet and contemporary dance programs, along with alumni profiles and guest artist collaborations.

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