University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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Tuesday, November 23
Brenda Daniels, Associate Dean
Contemporary | Modern

Tuesday, November 30
Endalyn Taylor, Dean of Dance
Contemporary Ballet

versity of North Carolina School of the Arts, dance performance photo by Rosalie O'Connor

Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Our program prepares talented dancers for careers in professional companies and productions around the world. Students concentrate in classical ballet or contemporary dance, yet cross-train extensively in both. This curriculum allows students to learn the fundamentals of each while looking to the other for versatility and inspiration. The School of Dance boasts world-class faculty and guest artists. If you attend UNCSA, you will develop into a technically sound, artistically sensitive and versatile professional dancer.

No other conservatory dance program can match the number of performance opportunities you’ll find at UNCSA. As we explore new mediums for delivering our art form, you’ll learn a diverse, world-class repertory that includes everything from classical ballet standards to the cutting edge in contemporary dance.

The School of Dance actively and intentionally cultivates a healthy mindset through regular access to a wealth of resources at UNCSA. Dance students have access to our Wellness Center, staffed with a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainers with experience in professional dance companies and dance medicine. Our on-staff registered dietitian works closely with the School of Dance to help students utilize nutrition to strengthen their health and performance goals. Counseling Center staff is available to address obstacles and help students optimize performance. Weekly clinics are held at UNCSA to evaluate and follow up with students facing injury, providing referrals for imaging, specialists and other services through a partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center.

Endalyn Taylor, photo by Amber Renea Dalholt

Endalyn Taylor, photo by Amber Renea Dalholt

Endalyn Taylor, Dean of Dance