Course Listings and Curriculum


The MFA curriculum includes sequential scaffolding of coursework with intersecting course content in an effort to  encourage integrated learning. Based on the MFA degree program goals, curriculum areas include:

Student’s choreography recognized at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Winning Moves

Javier PadillaJavier Padilla has come a long way since he first danced on stage at age 10 dressed as a squirrel in his native San Juan, Puerto Rico.

MFA in Dance

    Credit: Jaqlin Medlock. Choreography by LeeSaar The Company, Blood (2015)

Somatic Teacher Training Programs

Credit Keith Muccilli

The Dance Department offers the following somatic teacher training programs:

Instructor Bios

Blair Ritchie