*George Mason University

George Mason University School of Dance
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LOCATION: Fairfax, VA
YEAR EST.: 1980
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Karen Reedy
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Karen Reedy, Susan Shields
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: BFA
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Ballet & Modern
CONTACT: Websitedance@gmu.edu
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Talented students come from all across the country and world in order to train with us, where the professional and academic worlds merge. At George Mason University, we offer conservatory training within a liberal arts setting, in one of the nation’s most diverse and international Research 1 institutions. The campus bridges the best of both worlds, nestled in the suburbs of Washington D.C. We keep our classes small, and this faculty-student ratio allows us to provide four years of individualized mentorship from our stellar professional faculty.

A vibrant guest artist residency series maintains a constant connection to the pulse of the current professional dance world. We provide a plethora of master class opportunities assuring access to additional diverse techniques, perspectives, and artistic voices. Our world-class facility includes 4 soaring, sun filled studios, a conditioning lab and treatment room staffed by our full time Athletic trainer, and a motion capture studio. Dance majors perform frequently on our many stages, from our 2000 seat Concert Hall and glorious Opera House on the nearby Prince William campus, to our 450 seat Harris Theater and intimate studio theater. Our program nurtures students as dancers, choreographers, academics, and innovators, ready to lead the future of our field.

NOTABLE ALUMNI:
Jaya Bond: 2017, Dance, BFA- Unum Dance Collective, Agora Dance and Terre Dance Collective- DC Area
Shelly Cochrane: 2018, Dance, BFA- Dark Circles Contemporary Dance- Dallas TX
Kimberly Davis: 2019, Dance, BFA-  DanceWorks Chicago, IL
Marcel Mejia: 2019, Dance, BFA- Ballet Jazz, Montreal Canada
Alisa M. Gregory: 2019, Danc, BFA- Elisa Monte Dance, New York, NY