The dance program at Pacific University combines practical experience with rigorous academics. The program provides opportunities to perform, choreograph, and study literature and history, all of which integrate theory and practice. Students graduating with dance training go on to work in a variety of fields, including performance, production, arts management, teaching and many other professions that value communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Programs that combine well with dance include exercise science, music, business and education.

Talent Scholarships

We are pleased to offer talent scholarships to prospective students in dance. Students who qualify receive $2,500 each year. To learn more, go to Talent Scholarships.

Dance Highlights

  • Technique courses in ballet, modern and jazz, as well as courses in history and choreography
  • Two major concerts every year feature both guest artists and student choreography
  • Opportunities to choreograph concerts and perform in professional venues

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty members are active professionals in their fields. Students also have many opportunities to work with artists from Portland's professional companies and from across the country who direct, design, perform and lead specialized workshops.

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