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What kind of careers do our BFA and MFA graduates have?

 

Concert Dance Careers

 

Our students have gone on to perform in the following companies over the years.

Note: some of these companies are no longer in existence. This list is based on current information and may not be complete. We hope that our grads will read this and update us!

 

careersAnaheim Ballet (CA)

Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta Festival Ballet

Ballet Arkansas

Ballet Idaho

Big Rig Dance Collective (TX)

BodyArt (NYC)

Caroline Calouche & Dancers (Charlotte, NC)

Charleston Ballet

Chattanooga Ballet

Chrysalis Dance Co (Houston TX)

ClancyWorks Dance Co (Washington DC/MD)

Colorado Ballet

Contemporary Ballet Dallas

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth

Contemporary Dance Wyoming

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dance Kaleidoscope (Indianapolis)

Dark Circles Dance Company (Dallas)

Eglevsky Ballet (Long Island, NY)

Gathering Wild (Atlanta)

Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet

Jan Erkert & Dancers (Chicago)

Georgia Ballet

Daniel Gwirtzman (NYC)

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co (Austin, TX)

Bella Lewitsky Dance Co (Los Angeles)

Lingo Dance (Seattle)

Lydia Johnson Dance Co (NYC)

Kansas City Ballet

Li Chiao-Ping Dance Co. (Madison, WI)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.

Metropolitan Opera Ballet NY

Minnesota Dance Theatre (Minn)

Momentum (Guatemala)

Mark Morris Dance Group

Newfangled (Chicago)

North Carolina Dance Theatre

Orlando Ballet

Pilobolus

Project 606 (Chicago)

River North Dance Co. (Chicago)

Rhode Island Festival Ballet

Kim Robards Dance (Denver)

Sara Rudner (NYC)

The Seldoms (Chicago)

Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle)

Donna Sternberg & Dancers (CA)

Paul Taylor Dance Co.

Melissa Thodos (Chicago)

tompricedancecompany (NYC)

Von Howard Project (NYC)

Jane Weiner/Hopestone (Houston)

Jin Wen Yu Dance (Madison, WI)

Bruce Wood Dance Co (Fort Worth TX)

 

Broadway Careers

SCCDance alumni have performed in the following Broadway musicals:

 

CATS

A Chorus Line

Mamma Mia!

Miss Saigon

My One and Only

Phantom of the Opera

Tanz der Vampire

Westside Story

   and more. . .

 

Off-Broadway in Martha Clarke’s Garden of Earthly Delights

 

And. . . at Radio City Music Hall, across the country with the Rockettes and internationally as members of cruise line ensembles.

 

Dance-Related Careers

We encourage and support our majors who work toward a double degree, double major, or certificate program. In fact, many of our students have engaged in studies at TCU that – while they did not turn into “official” major or minor credits – paved the way for dance-related careers. The following are directions our graduates have taken, most in addition to performing careers.

Accupuncture

Arts Administration

Ballroom Dance  

Chiropractic Medicine

Counseling

Dance Company Directors

Dance Outreach/Education

Dance Photography

Dance Therapy

Dance Writing

Doctor of Osteopathy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Gyrotonic ®

Lighting Design for Dance

Massage Therapy

Medical Doctor

Museum – Education Programs

Nursing

Nutrition/Dietetics

Pilates – The largest number of our graduates go into the field of somatics as Pilates certified trainers and teachers. To date, over 40 have moved into Pilates practice.

Physical Therapy

Smart Barre

Social Work

Studio Owner/Operators

The Bari Studio

Traveled/Worked Abroad

Video Production Company

Yoga certification/Yoga studio owners

 

Post-baccalaureate degrees and certifications:

The above careers require concurrent degree study or post-baccalaureate certification and degrees. It is noteworthy to mention that a significant number of our graduates have gone on to earn the Secondary Education Certification. Several of our alumni have now graduated with the M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D. or Ed.D.