As a dance major at Cornish, you’ll combine rigorous training with creative freedom. Develop the healthy and sustainable practices you’ll need to be a working dancer. Immerse yourself in a curriculum centered on technique, collaboration, improvisation, screendance, choreography, and performance. Learn from faculty members who have mastered multiple forms of dance and pioneered their own. Join a community of collaborators and innovators shaping the Seattle dance world, and beyond.
BFA in Dance
What Will You Learn
as A Dance Major at Cornish?
The dance program at Cornish prepares you to perform, choreograph, direct and teach dance. You’ll know your history and you’ll develop the skills to speak and write about dance.
Spend an average of 6 to 8 hours each day in the studio, with a minimum of 13 hours of technique classes per week. Perform both choreographed and improvisational works.
Refine your technique in contemporary dance styles, jazz, modern, and ballet. Additional elective technique classes offered each semester. Learn the fundamentals of technical production and design. Choreograph and create performance pieces for both real-world and digital spaces.
Explore Your Major
Dance Faculty + Administration
Dance Department Manager
Assistant Professor of Dance
Erricka Turner Davis
Faculty Emeriti | Dance
Pat Hon, Professor Emerita | 1978 – 2018
Lodi McClellan, Professor Emerita | 1995 – 2020
Michelle Miller, Professor Emerita | 1995 – 2020
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