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delphi dancers on stage during a final dress rehearsal of Kylian performance.

Adelphi dancers on stage during a final dress rehearsal of Kylian performance. Photo courtesy Adelphi University.

Adelphi University
Garden City, NY

Take your technique and skill to the next level with our program, designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in dance.

Why Earn Your BFA in Dance?
You can perform in a dance company, or on Broadway, or do commercial work. Pursue a number of different careers including dance therapy, arts management or teaching dance in schools or at a private studio.

Why Major in Dance at Adelphi?

Be part of a highly-ranked dance program — one of the top ten in New York state.
Receive personal attention in small classes taught by our world-class faculty.
Perform in productions and student workshops under the guidance of our expert faculty and guest choreographers.
Take advantage of our proximity to New York City by attending performances of renowned companies and work in dance-related internships.

What Can You do With a Degree in Dance?

You can perform in a dance company or on Broadway or do commercial work. You can pursue a career in dance therapy or arts management or in teaching dance in schools or at a private studio. Or you can choreograph dances on stage and in communities.

Orion Duckstein headshot, Adelphi University Dance Professor

Orion Duckstein


Professional Performances & Choreography

Paul Taylor Dance Company 1999-2010; 2014 (guest artist)

Take Dance Company – Takehiro Ueyama, artistic director 2003-2008, 2014-15

Taylor 2 Dance Company 1995-1999

Mazzini Dance Collective guest artist, choreographer, dancer

Patricia Kenny Dance Collection, guest artist, choreographer, dancer

Robert Wood Dance

Samson et Delilah, choreographed by Peter Pucci

Judy Dworin Performance Ensemble

Sonia Plumb Dance Company


Open Professional classes in NYC, Paul Taylor Studios, STEPS. 1998-2017

Workshops taught: Paul Taylor Dance Company Summer Intensives, Winter Intensives 1999-2019, Modern Technique, Repertory

Masterclasses: Taught masterclasses in the Taylor style in hundreds of cities across the US and in 30 countries.


Residencies: Guest Artist-In-Residence, Choreography, Teaching, Master Classes

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Lehigh Valley High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Lehigh, PA

Long Island University, CW Post Campus, NY