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Cornish Programs

Dance

The Dance Department offers artists rigorous training, freedom to experiment, and the space to create. Students develop healthy and sustainable practices necessary for working dance artists, with emphasis on technique, collaboration, choreography, and performance.

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What To Expect

BFA
in Dance

Cornish Dance places equal emphasis on physical mastery and creative expression. Student will spend an average of 6 to 8 hours each day in the studio, with a minimum of 13 hours of technique classes per week.

Learn more about BFA degree requirements and review our model program/advising worksheet:

Model Program
All of the projects, late nights, last-minute rehearsals, collaborations, risk-taking ideas, heated arguments in critique, and final products, those moments that represent your college career — those moments are greatness.Margaret Phyllis Johnson & Theresa Lynn Alexander (DA ’17)

Explore Your Major

 

I just really loved dancing a ton. There was no shortage of technique classes and that’s what I craved.Jim Kent (DA ‘05)
Banner Dance Performance

Senior Solos

Playlists cultivated by the Cornish Dance Department.

Student Choreography

To explore other performances and student art from across the College click below.

Student Work

Visiting Artists

Watch Mini-doc featuring Visiting Artist, Stephanie Zaletel (and other college-wide docs)

Mini-Docs


We walk out of Cornish with the gift of life experience from our teachers, armed with the courage to rise to any challenge, to jump in with both feet, and to accept change as it comes.Jolene Winner-Ziemer (DA ’12)

Program Faculty + Administration

Dance

Victoria Watts

Department Chair
Dance
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Sarah Haskell

Dance Department Manager
Dance
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Alfonso Cervera

Assistant Professor of Dance
Dance

Meg Fox

Technical Director
Dance
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Melanie George

Visiting Artist
Dance

Wade Madsen

Professor
Dance

Deborah Wolf

Professor
Dance
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Lucie Baker

Instructor
Dance
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Corrie Befort

Instructor
Dance

Liz Corwin

Instructor
Dance
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Erricka Turner Davis

Instructor
Dance

Claudette Evans

Instructor
Dance

Alice Gosti

Instructor
Dance
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Amy Lambert

Instructor
Dance
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Markeith Wiley

Instructor

Faculty Emeriti | Dance

Pat Hon, Professor Emerita | 1978 – 2018

 


Program Information

Admissions Information

Office of Admission

Main Campus Center
Floor 3
admission@cornish.edu
(800) 726-ARTS