Graduate School and Career Info

The online resources below provide information on possibilities for dance careers and graduate school. Additional resources, job search and internship support, and on and off campus connections to faculty, alumnae, and employers can be found at the Career Development Center (CDC).

Graduate Programs in Dance Careers in Dance

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Jacob’s Pillow
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
  • Whitney Museum
  • The Kennedy Center
  • Boston Ballet
  • Bates Dance Festival
  • The Boston Conservatory
  • East Street Ballet Company
  • Koresh Co., Philadelphia
  • Seattle Improvisational Festival
  • Tapestry Health
  • Pioneer Valley Performing Arts

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Dance Performer
  • Studio Dance Teacher/Director
  • Production Assistant
  • Dance Company/Technical Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Dance Choreographer
  • Videographer/Technical Staff
  • Program Director
  • Dance Critic
  • Physical Therapist/Personal Trainer
  • Website Designer, Performing Arts

Online Resources:

  • DanceArt Ezine
    Read current news in the dance world, or search for dance/performing arts jobs and institutions.
  • National Dance Association
    Established in 1932, the NDA provides support and education to dancers and choreographers all over the US.
  • The American Dance Guild
    The ADG holds annual conferences and workshops, and posts current dance-career articles on its website.
  • Backstage
    Although it is called the “Actors Resource,” Backstage lists dozens of castings for dancers every day, and provides a Career Advice page
  • Dance New York
    Resources for artists, administrators & public
  • Movement Research
    Programs, resources, professional networks
  • Spotlight on Careers
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    Provides specific career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing. Occupational surveys from real employees in each industry are also available.

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Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.