Contemporary Dance

Our faculty excels at teaching groups, organizing ensembles, and mentoring individuals. They provide you with a strong base from which to grow and work as an artist. Our students are encouraged to develop expertise in areas of performance, choreography, teaching, production, and scholarship.

Our goal: extraordinary artistry, brilliant experimentation, and a solid foundation that prepares you for a successful career in the professional and academic field of dance.

Meet our faculty View the Dance B.F.A. requirements in our Student Portal

Practice + Performance

As a student in our program, you may become a member of the Indiana University Contemporary Dance Theatre, with the opportunity to perform in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre, as well as in other university and community venues. You also dance in our faculty/guest artist concert and in student works. Seniors produce a concert each fall.

Classes are held in our spacious dance studios and the dance facilities in the African American Arts Institute. The Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center boasts three state of the art production spaces—the Ruth N. Halls Theatre, the Wells-Metz Theatre, and the Studio Theatre.

 Explore our facilities Check out our productions

Dance scene from winer dance show.
Dance scene from winter dance show.
Dance scene from production of 'Wanted'.
Dance scene from production of 'Radio Show'.
Dance scene from production of 'Hunger Moon'.
Dance scene from production of 'Wanted'.

Collaborative energy + opportunity

The guidance of our faculty provides for creative learning and academic engagement. Professors from the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, the Department of Kinesiology, and the Jacobs School of Music also teach in the major. Guest artists of national and international renown work with our students each year, setting choreography and teaching in the curriculum.

Learn more about our collaborations

As a student here at Indiana University, you will immerse yourself in the field of modern and contemporary dance. It is a challenging, yet ultimately fulfilling journey. After four years in the dance major, I am eager and well prepared to find my place in the worldwide dance community.

Kate Anderson, B.F.A. 2013