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Dance Division Named Top Program by Creative Colleges

The Boston Conservatory Dance Division Named Among Top Dance Programs in the Nation 

Creative Colleges Publication Selects Top 45 Programs 

BOSTON, MA (Jan. 7, 2014)—The Boston Conservatory Dance Division has been selected as one of the top 45 dance programs in the country by author Elaina Loveland in the latest edition of Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers, which aims to give creative, college-bound students the information and resources needed to select an appropriate training program. The Boston Conservatory’s dance program has been selected for inclusion in the book in all four editions published since 2005. 

The Conservatory’s Dance Division is noted as the first dance program in the nation to combine ballet and modern dance into its curriculum. It is also distinguished by a faculty and group of guest instructors made up of world-class artists from major dance companies. Conservatory dance teachers have worked with such notable choreographers as Antony Tudor, Robert Joffrey, José Limón, Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Agnes de Mille, in addition to companies such as Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet of New York and Limón Dance Company. 

“The Boston Conservatory Dance Division develops its students as world class dance artists through rigorous technical training, thought-provoking academic coursework and a focus on the development of a unique individual artistic voice,” says Cathy Young, Director of the Dance Division. “Our graduates are prepared not only to enter the field of 21st century dance, but also to shape it—as dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, teachers, creators and innovators.” 

To best prepare its students for the world of performance, the Conservatory’s dance program is ever-evolving. Students train in both ballet and modern dance, learning how the two disciplines inspire each other and intertwine along the way. The Boston Conservatory also teaches classes in Alexander Technique, Pilates, Gyrokinesis, nutrition and anatomy to further emphasize the importance of health and wellness to all dancers. 

“The Boston Conservatory has a history of combining all aspects of dance training into one dance program," says Loveland. “Its alumni show the program’s success—graduates of this dance program have performed in major ballet companies, modern dance companies and on Broadway.” 

Loveland selected the top programs through meticulous research and based on her own experiences in the arts. She once aspired to be a professional dancer before becoming a writer. She is currently the editor-in-chief of International Educator Magazine and has previously written for Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, International Educator and U.S. News and World Report, among others. 

About The Boston Conservatory 
The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional, young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and musical theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit



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