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Why I Came to Mason Gross

“Everyone says, ‘When you go to visit a school, you just know,’ ” say Evan Flood, 22, a fourth-year BFA Dance student from Vineland, N.J. “That’s absolutely what happened when I visited Rutgers.” Flood says he was struck by the camaraderie among Mason Gross School dancers.

Professor Keith A. Thompson trains "thinking dancers"

Keith A. ThompsonChoreographer Keith A. Thompson grew up in a military family. But the idea of the dancer as a rhythmic soldier, mirroring prescribed movements and regurgitating patterns, seems to leave him cold.