Juilliard's Dance Division has achieved a reputation throughout the dance world for the superior quality of its education and artistic training. Under the artistic direction of Lawrence Rhodes, Juilliard Dance aims to create true contemporary dancers – trained equally in classical ballet and modern dance.
Guest choreographers and teaching artists support the renowned Juilliard faculty in opening the dancer’s eyes and minds to all the choreographic possibilities that lie ahead. Graduates of the program dance with ballet and modern dance companies across the United States and abroad; they also are among the directors and administrators of respected companies worldwide. Many have gone on to successful careers as choreographers. Recent alumni are dancing in the following companies: Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Keigwin + Company, L.A. Dance Project, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Lyon Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater (1 & 2), and many, many more.
The Dance Division offers four-year undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with liberal arts requirements, or a Diploma without liberal arts requirements. Most students in the Dance Division pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree. In addition to dance and dance-related studies, the four-year degree program includes 24 credits in the Liberal Arts department.
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