Stefanie Batten Bland's interdisciplinary creative practice is embedded in human relationships, the communicative choices we make, and how we fit into space and place. She interrogates the preconceived notions embedded within contemporary and historical culture and situates her work at the intersection of installation and dance theatre in live performance settings. 

Dance Education

Dance students perform at The Joyce Theater, New York City

On December 4, 2017, Mason Gross dance students headed to the Big Apple for an evening performance at The Joyce Theater. Rutgers in New York: Dance at The Joyce featured works by Lar Lubovitch, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Mark Morris, and Reggie Wilson.

Students rehearsed with Moultrie and Wilson prior to the performance, which included four pieces performed by 40 students:

Dancer lands dream job just two weeks after graduation

Hard work has never frightened Bria Bacon. On the contrary, Bacon might be one of those rare creatures who fuels up on challenges. The dancer and former gymnast—she trained in Canada and Russia, as well as in New Jersey, and attended the Junior Olympics in Boston—is the daughter of a retired corrections officer and a Retired Reserve member of the U.S. Navy, and it shows.

Dance faculty member Pam Tanowitz awarded Cage Cunningham Fellowship

Choreographer and Mason Gross dance faculty member Pam Tanowitz is the recipient of the Baryshnikov Arts Center’s 2017 Cage Cunningham Fellowship, awarded to artists who embody the commitment to artistic innovation of composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham.

Ballet, Modern Technique