Through the world-class Kravis Center, you’ll have opportunities to observe rehearsals and attend performances of traveling national and international dance companies.
DanceDance. It’s the perfect way for you to express yourself. You want to pursue it through your studies — but you also desire a Christian education. Fortunately for you, Palm Beach Atlantic University is one of only three schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to offer a major in dance.
As a student in PBA’s dance department, you may choose from the following programs:
At PBA, you’ll:
|Dr. Kathleen Klein, founding chair of the PBA's Department of Dance, shares about the University's dance program -- one of only three such programs in the country at Christian colleges.|
Your dance education will take place at the elegant Vera Lea Rinker Hall, where you’ll enjoy two spacious dance studios, each with mirrored walls and state-of-the-art electronic equipment. Additionally, you’ll take advantage of other area venues, such as the world-famous Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located within walking distance of campus.
You’ll learn from internationally respected dancers and performers. One of our faculty members is a national authority on dance education and performed with the School of Hartford Ballet in Connecticut. Another was the principal dancer with the Park Sunyoung Ballet Company in South Korea, and has worked with such world-renowned choreographers as Douglas Dunn, Sarah Kaufman and Sarah Pearson.
You’ll have opportunities to perform, on campus and off, through concerts, showcases and productions with live music — from classical to contemporary. Our students have spent summers with such prestigious companies as Jacob’s Pillow, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Company , and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. You may do additional study and observation at Ballet Florida, Miami City Ballet , and other local companies.