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University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana

University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana

907 1/2 W Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Email[email protected]
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Social Media@danceatillinois
Department ContactAnna Sapozhnikov, Assistant Head

Campus Setting: Micro Urban
Dept Founded: 1968
Dept Accreditations: National Association of Schools of Dance

Cost of Room & Board: $12,720
Undergraduate Tuition per year (in state/out of state): $17,138 - $22,324/$35,110 - $42,796
Graduate Tuition per year (in state/out of state): $14,326/$29,614
Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: n/a
Scholarships Available for Incoming Students: Yes
Are Need-based Scholarships Offered: Yes
Are Merit-based Scholarships Offered: Yes


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Description of Program: The Department of Dance at the University of Illinois is an epicenter for the development of dance artist/leaders. Our dynamic program offers dancers the opportunity to study with extraordinary dance artists in a small, intimate setting, within a large, world-class university. Our motto, “Locate center and go from there,” encourages students to find and follow their interests, giving them the opportunities and resources to shape their own dance careers. Students receive rigorous training within a diverse curriculum featuring many genres and styles, becoming well-rounded and versatile dance artists. Once called “a hotbed of choreographic innovation” by The New York Times, our program features a 4:1 student-faculty ratio, allowing for individualized teaching and mentoring from award-winning performers, choreographers, scholars, and educators. All faculty are active in the field, producing their work, performing, teaching, and presenting at conferences across the United States and abroad. Our program has a rich history and tradition of guest artists and residencies where contemporary artists work closely with students in classes and performances. Students are provided with a range of the skills necessary to cultivate a sustainable artistic life. We invite students to take charge of their education, immerse in the creative process and technical study, and contribute to the ongoing innovation of the art form.

Alumni Connections and Careers

We have an Alumni Mentoring Project (AMP) where senior undergraduate students are paired up with an alumni working in the field. Our graduates typically go on to teach in various institutions, perform, choreograph, and continue their studies in Graduate School.

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