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Excellence and innovation in American dance training since 1914

Peabody Dance is one of the oldest continuously-operating dance training centers in the United States. Starting with the first class in eurythmics offered in 1914, and throughout its remarkable life span, Peabody Dance has pioneered new dance forms, mounted numerous collaborative projects, partnered with prominent figures in 20th and 21st century American dance, and produced accomplished professional dancers, choreographers, directors, and teachers.

Under the leadership of danah bella, and building on the long legacy established by Peabody Dance, the Peabody Conservatory launches a BFA Dance program in the 2018-19 academic year. Pursuing a dance degree at Johns Hopkins University, one of the world’s premier research institutions, gives students the opportunity to make connections between the study of dance, science, technology, and the humanities. Learn more about the BFA Dance here.

Department chair Melissa Stafford and artistic advisor Barbara Weisberger lead the Peabody Preparatory’s high-level dance training for students of all levels age 3 to adult. The heart of the Preparatory dance department’s philosophy is the expectation that all students, whether aspiring to a dance career or simply exploring the joys of dancing, will have the opportunity to reach their own desired level of achievement. Learn more about Preparatory Dance here.