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Barrie Raffel

DTCB 2020 Admissions Panelist

Dance College Advisor – Consultant for COPA, Inc. (College Options in the Performing Arts)

Leading Admissions Panel

DTCB Admissions & Financial Aid Panelists will discuss what criteria admissions offices look for in applicants and how to navigate the process. Parents learn how the application process is driven by both college dance departments and admissions departments. Panelists will outline options for scholarships and financial aid. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.


Barrie Raffel, moved to New York City where she earned a B.F.A. in dance from The Juilliard School and began an expansive, fulfilling career as a modern/contemporary dancer and choreographer.

Using her experience as both a performer and teacher of movement in many forms, Barrie works specifically with dancers of all styles and with all career and study aspirations, who are looking to continue their dance experiences and education, in some capacity, during the college years. As the dance consultant for COPA, Inc. (College Options in the Performing Arts), she guides students to explore the unique qualities of each college dance and academic program, to determine which ones best connect with each student’s own distinctive aspirations.

In 2019, Barrie was invited to join the Board of Directors of the Martha Hill Dance Fund, created to preserve and perpetuate Ms. Hill’s legacy as a dance educator, mentor, and performer. Barrie holds the UCLA Certificate in College Admissions Counseling and is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC).

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