DEEANNA HIETT/CAROLINE DAHM, Modern/Contemporary
TEMPE OSTERGREN, Ballet
University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
Dancers build a strong foundation for a career in dance, rooted in ballet, modern dance and choreography. The program fosters performance excellence and creativity in an innovative and inclusive learning environment.
Bachelor of Fine Arts -Dance
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/AT HOME IN KC Kansas City is home to a thriving arts community that fosters creativity and collaboration. Many professional performance opportunities are available to dance students through local groups, including the Kansas City Ballet and the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company. Students also have opportunities to dance in premier venues, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Folly Theater, Coterie Theatre and Unicorn Theatre.
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES Dance students have prolific performance opportunities on and off campus. Concerts featuring solo and ensemble dance are presented each semester, as well as senior capstone recitals where dancers present their own choreography. Through the Great Works Projects, students also have opportunities to perform in masterpieces such as George Balanchine’s Serenade and Paul Taylor’s Aureole. At the annual Crescendo concert, the Conservatory fosters collaboration through interdisciplinary performances with the music department.