Taking into consideration factors like cost of attendance, post-grad support, and graduate outcomes, the top ten list featured Marymount Manhattan alongside schools like The Juilliard School of Dance, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and NYU Tisch.
Check out the review of MMC’s Dance program below or read the full article here.
“Preparing dancers’ minds and bodies for the professional world, Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) allows students to study ballet, modern and jazz. Other courses involving music, choreography, anatomy, production and dance history help shape a dancer outside of the studio. Within their four years, students can audition for the MMC Dance Company, study abroad or apply for internships. Additionally, seniors receive assistance in preparing their resumes, cover letters and headshots for any auditions they attend in the near future. The faculty stems from professionals within the New York City dance community such as those who created their own ballets, worked at national dance conventions, lectured at multiple renounced dance universities and received a commission for their work. Just check out Marymount’s Chair of Dance, Katie Langan, and Associate Professor Catherina Cabeen.
MMC’s facilities include the Great Hall (which stands as one of New York City’s largest dance studios), and the dance department holds two performance series each semester in a space called Dancers at Work. Do you know what else is cool? MMC’s dance program works with student government to ensure a great program for their dancers. Together they raise funds for the dance department’s student events and projects. They emphasize giving dancers the best experience within their program. This includes facilities as well as socializing for dancers. So, yes, Marymount offers the foundations of dance as well as post-grad support, but their sense of community and well-being of the dancers really shows the type of program Marymount represents for its dancers.”