Montclair State University

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Christina Paolucci
Ballet

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Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey

Dancers at Montclair State University are preparing for extraordinary lives. The Dance Division of the Department of Theatre & Dance has educated dance professionals for a wide range of careers for more than 50 years. Our location, just 14 miles west of Manhattan, puts students’ minutes away from Broadway productions, world-class dance performances, and internships. Our undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs prepare students for careers as performers, teachers, director/choreographers, and more. The Montclair State Dance Division combines conservatory-based training in many genres of dance along with a liberal arts curriculum to support students in achieving their career goals. Students are offered ample opportunities to choreograph, teach, and perform in conjunction with their coursework.

Christina Paolucci

Christina Paolucci

Christina Paolucci

Christina Paolucci is a former principal dancer with New York Theatre Ballet. Trained at Boston Ballet School, she earned her BFA from The Juilliard School. Christina is an adjunct ballet instructor and an Admissions Coordinator for the Dance Division at Montclair State University.