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 ballet or contemporary dance forms, with the opportunity to train and perform in both disciplines.

At UNCSA, 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. 

Must-See Nutcracker Performances, Dance Teacher Magazine
Best Dance Programs, Dance Teacher Magazine
Top 20 B.F.A. Dance Programs, OnStage
School of Dance Performances
Our diverse repertory is on par with many professional companies, providing students with life changing experiences.
Endalyn T. Outlaw, Dean of Dance
Endalyn Taylor

Dean of Dance Endalyn T. Outlaw is a dancer, choreographer and educator. She has held the positions of director of Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) School in New York — a company she joined in 1984, becoming a principal dancer in 1993 — and director of the Cambridge Summer Art Institute in Massachusetts. Her extensive administrative, artistic and academic career is steeped in ballet pedagogy and she has created an eclectic body of choreographic works. Prior to joining UNCSA, she taught ballet and musical theater at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

School of Dance videos

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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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