University at Buffalo

The UB dance program is a nurturing and challenging artistic community where Versatility Matters. The program values education fueled by stimulating professional performing and teaching experiences. The BA and BFA dance degrees include a depth and breadth of curriculum with equal emphasis on ballet, modern, jazz and tap. The department does not offer a minor in dance. Various options in preparing for professional dance careers are available. Coursework includes performance, choreography, pedagogy, somatic practices, movement analysis, history, criticism and research.

Unique to the program are offerings in comparative jazz styles and techniques. Additional offerings include: dance kinesiology, improvisation, music theatre dance, social dance, male dancer, partnering, Laban Movement Analysis, mind-body integration, creative movement, and internships in dance. This broad course of study combined with strong interdisciplinary general education requirements cultivate resourceful and informed artists that successfully pursue graduate study and/or work in the areas of concert dance, commercial dance, private sector and K-12 dance education, higher education, and dance journalism.

Photo by Jim Bush Photography

Photo by Jim Bush Photography


LOCATION: NEW YORK, USA
JAZZ STYLES TAUGHT: Authentic, Classical, Commercial, Contemporary, Lyrical, Neo-Jazz, West Coast
FULL-TIME FACULTY: Tom Ralabate, Danielle Lydia Sheather
PART-TIME/GUEST FACULTY: Michael Lambert, Joyce Miller Lichtenberger