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Sunday, March 28
Shawn Bible, Director
Creativity Thrives at Manhattanville
On our campus, the arts take center stage! Whether your passion is dance, theatre, studio art, music or musical theatre, Manhattanville’s Fine and Performing Arts Division offers dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs to help you reach your goals.

The Dance Program at Manhattanville is perfect for any student pursuing a professional career in dance. Students hone skills in contemporary/ modern, ballet, choreography, history, dance on camera, and anatomy, while exploring jazz, hip-hop, lighting design, costume design, stage management, and acting.

We feature two fully-equipped dance studios and several performance spaces around campus. Proximity to NYC allows our dancers to work with professional choreographers, dancers, artistic directors, and dance companies from all over the world and to engage in internships at some of the most prominent dance companies and institutions in NYC.

Manhattanville College dance program performance photo

(Photo by Stephen Delas Heras, courtesy Manhattanville College)

Shawn Bible headshot

Shawn Bible, Director

Shawn T Bible, grew up in Roseville, Michigan and received a BA in Social Science and Dance from Michigan State University and an MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance from the University of Michigan.

Bible is the artistic director of, shawnbibledanceco. which was established in 2007. shawnbibledanceco. is a contemporary dance company that continues to present throughout New York City and Internationally at the International Choreographic Festival of Blois, France, Lourdes Dance Festival (Paris, France), Oaxaca Dance Festival (Oaxaca, Mexico), NYLA, Battery Park Dance Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joyce’s DANY Studios, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and many more. Bible has also taught masterclasses and set work in dance and dance for camera at a number of universities, colleges, and high schools across the U.S. and abroad, and is the Vice-President of the Dance Films Association and an Executive Producer of the preeminent Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center.