Hunter College Schools
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The Hunter College Dance Departments offers a BA in Dance, 5 year BA/MA and an MA in Dance Education with New York State K-12 certification. Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation that can lead to professional careers for performers, creators, scholars, educators, and arts advocates. Hunter Dance alumni have worked with artists and companies such as Bill T. Jones, Doug Varone, Pilobolus, Liz Lerman, Trisha Brown, Vicky Shick, Heidi Latsky, Pilobolus, director Peter Sellers, NY Baroque Dance Company, Phantom Limb, Camille A. Brown, Christal Brown, BodyCartography Project, SYTYCD, in various Broadway productions, and as independent choreographers. From a campus in the heart of New York City, the Dance Department faculty and guest artists/scholars are active leaders in the field. The cultural diversity of the student population, the active, professional faculty, and the wide range of program opportunities make the Hunter College Dance Program a dynamic place to study Dance.
The mission of the Dance Department is to provide a rigorous, challenging, humanistic dance education, housed in a liberal arts environment. The Department encourages curiosity and passion, developing expansive definitions of what it is to be a dance artist, educator and citizen of the world. Courses are designed to support students in becoming articulate movers, speakers, and writers. We provide an array of curricular and co-curricular research opportunities that are integral to the student experience. The Dance Department actively reflects and participates in the cultural and artistic diversity of New York City.
At completion of the degree, a dance major will be able to: