From a campus in the heart of New York City, the Hunter dance student has the unique opportunity of interfacing with many professional dance companies, choreographers, and critics who live and work in New York. The modern dance-based curriculum provides the student with opportunities to pursue careers in performance, choreography, teaching, arts administration, and production. The curriculum is enriched by community outreach performances, repertory classes with New York-based choreographers, speciality workshops, dance clubs, international performances, internships and New York State teaching certification. In addition, Hunter Dance hosts “Sharing the Legacy,” an ongoing series of conferences, forums, anc concerts devoted to experiencing dance masterworks of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The Graduate Dance Program at Hunter College has two programs in conjunction with the School of Education:
- MA/Dance Education focusing on preparation for Pre-K-12 teaching and NYS certification, in the School of Education
- BA/MA/Dance Education focusing on preparation for Pre-K-12 teaching and NYS certification, in the School of Education
This innovative and ambitious array of graduate training is specifically designed to offer a wide
and strongly integrated professional training environment in which mature, motivated and gifted
performers, choreographers and teachers will work with each other and with world-class faculty
toward individual career goals.
Programs and Courses in Dance
Courses in Dance Education
Dance Program Faculty
Director of the Dance Program: Jana Feinman, Professor; EdD, Temple University; Choreography, Teaching Methods, Folk Forms
David Capps, Associate Professor; MFA, NYU; Dance performance, Choreography, Somatics, Choreographic Analysis
Maura Nguyen Donohue, Assistant Professor; MFA Smith; Choreographer, Advocate, and Writer in the NYC and global community
Kathleen Isaac, Arnhold Distinguished Lecturer in Dance Education; BA SUNY Brockport, MA NYU