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Since being established in 2013, ASU Department of Theatre Arts, BFA Dance program has been known for an unparalleled commitment to excellence in the arts and dance education. It’s this standard of excellence that has provided the impetus for our students to excel following graduation.
The inaugural class graduated in 2017, graduates have gone on to work professionally with Dissonance Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Second Company, Anthony Burrell Dance Company, Ballethnic Dance Company, Arova Contemporary Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, Collage Dance Collective, Elisa Monte Dance Trainee Program, Carnival Cruise Line, Walt Disney World Cruise Line, Keith Sweat Entertainment, Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, Red Mountain Theatre, National Philip Tour of Hamilton.
Additionally, other graduates have gone on to attend graduate school for dance at the University of Illinois at Champaign, California State University, and the University of Alabama. Other graduates have also worked as dance educators in Birmingham, Mobile, and Montgomery Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Texas Public Schools.
Students in the B.F.A. Dance program have also been awarded partial and full scholarships into many nationally and internationally known summer dance intensives. The opportunities to audition have been made possible through students attending conferences over the past seven years, with assistance from the B.F.A. Dance faculty. These institutions include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Anthony Burrell-Breaking Barriers Dance Intensive, Atlanta Dance Connection, American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri C Summer Intensive), Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Dissonance Dance Theatre, Elisa Monte Dance Company, Gus Giordano, Kansas City Ballet, Lula Washington, and Dance The Yard, to name a few.
Courtney Coleman, Jarren Foster, Jaylon Givan, Sharve Kelley, Laquangela Littleton, Darius Marshall, Asia Martin, Mitchell, Brandon, Bridgette Moore, Zori Patrick, Bria Robinson, Lauren Smith, Anthony Spivey
Nyisa Casado, Teyawnna Lawson
Jamar Bell, Jaylen Clay, Whitney Coleman, Trinity Cox, Psalm Gadson, Hannah Glenn,
Ashlee Houston, Jaitlyn Sherrod, Latoya Siplin, Quiantae Thomas,
Justine Tucker, Colbie Zeno
Chanelle Bryant, Brieona Carter, Jordan Cowan, Akosua Gloria Green, Cory Nicole Hinton, Amari Hollins, Delon Woods, Brown Shelby (Minor)
Miyana Bennett, Endya Boyd, Davis Kaylynn, Erwin Lauren, Janae Harrington, Taron Harris, Ashley Hurst, Amari Murray,
Stephanie Northern, Keyana Paradise-Robinson, Chelsea Pettiford,
Jaela Roe, Emory Smith, Sequoyah Smith, Jhaianne Cooper (Minor)