Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance
University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Kansas City, USA
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The Dance program at UMKC focuses on dance technique and theory, and we are committed to advancing creativity. You’ll create a strong foundation for your career in dance, rooted in ballet, modern dance and choreography. We champion the traditions of the past while preparing for the future through innovation, enterprise and arts advocacy. You’ll experience the mission of UMKC in the Dance program as we seek to promote diversity by fostering an inclusive learning environment.
Our program is equal-emphasis between ballet and modern dance, and your learning experience will mirror the current programming of national dance companies. Through our Great Works Projects, our students have the opportunity to dance in masterpieces like George Balanchine's Serenade, Robert Battle's Battlefield, Twyla Tharp's Torelli, Petipa's Paquita, Philip Jerry's Our Town and Paul Taylor's Aureole.
We want to provide you with as many professional opportunities as possible, so you are granted two weeks leave per semester to dance professionally. Students have performed the Kansas City Ballet's The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and Firebird, The Nutcracker tour with Albany Berkshire Ballet, Setting the Stage with Friends of Alvin Ailey and with the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company.