The School of Dance is home to the disciplines of ballet and modern dance, which each have long traditions of excellence and prominence in the state and across the world. Each discipline boasts renowned faculty who connect individually with students, unique and plentiful performance opportunities, a breadth of scholarly and creative inquiry, rigorous and challenging coursework, and interdisciplinary explorations.
The internationally acclaimed and NASD-accredited dance programs at the University of Utah offer a comprehensive program of Dance study, maintaining a balanced emphasis on both performance and scholarship while presenting students with the training necessary to excel within their chosen field. The student body is comprised of approximately 200 undergraduates and 25 graduate students seeking the following degrees: Minor, BFA, HBFA, and MFA. A commitment to excellence in Dance education, its teaching, performance and research, is the hallmark of the programs—known worldwide for their versatile and gifted alumni.
The School of Dance is one of five units in the College of Fine Arts, including Art & Art History, Film & Media Arts, Music, and Theatre. The University of Utah is located in the Wasatch foothills, overlooking Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin’s west desert.