Our Mission

The Department of Dance seeks to provide a rigorous and nurturing environment for the development of artists, scholars, choreographers, and educators. We support creativity through conceptualization and performance.

Within this mission, the department is committed to:

  • Offering a diverse, integrated curriculum that fosters global citizenship for the world in which we live.
  • Cultivating depth of study in individually-mentored, process-driven research projects.
  • Honing the unique artistic voices of our community and creating contexts in which we pursue a synthesis between artistry and scholarship.
  • Providing opportunities for interaction with working artists and professional organizations within the field.
  • Nurturing supportive, generative relationships through which the research and practice of dance are advanced.
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration across campus and in the community locally, nationally, and internationally.