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.
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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.
Alumnus and award-winning choreographer Juel D. Lane shares his greatest takeaways from his time in school. He frequently returns to campus as a guest artist, and will soon release a new creative work.
Interim Dean of Dance Jared Redick is a 1989 graduate of the high school ballet program at UNCSA, where he studied with founding Dean of Dance Robert Lindgren, along with Duncan Noble, Melissa Hayden, Gyula Pandi and Frank Smith.
As a dance educator, he has taught nationally and internationally at the Royal Danish Ballet School, Tivoli Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Nashville Ballet School, Charlotte Ballet and Yale University. He has served as guest ballet master with Finnish National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet. He is also a judge and master teacher for the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP).MEET INTERIM DEAN REDICK
Jessica McJunkins' award for creative project will support her work as a cultural equity contractor for artists of color. Olivia Mead's award for creative enterprise will sustain her nonprofit organization, YogaShield Yoga For First Responders (YFFR).
Alumnus Jared Redick has been named interim dean of the School of Dance at tUNCSA, Interim Provost Karin Peterson has announced. Redick has served as assistant dean of ballet since 2013.
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.Discover dance on YouTube