- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
A major in dance at Oberlin is characterized by a commitment to experimentation and creation of original work. Student, faculty and visiting artist choreography is presented throughout the year in events ranging from fully produced proscenium concerts to adjudicated student concerts.
Why Study Dance at Oberlin?
Each fall and spring semester, Oberlin dance students present Fall Forward and Spring Back. These two annual performances showcase student-choreographed works of varying genres, ranging from hip-hop to ballet to contemporary and jazz styles. Some shows incorporate music and art installations. Each of these performances demonstrate the dance department’s commitment to experimentation and authenticity.
- DANC 161 - Capoeira Angola I 4 credits
- DANC 205 - Somatic Studies: The Anatomy of Innovation 2 credits
- DANC 311 - Practicum in Dance 4 credits
- DANC 340 - Arts Management II 4 credits
Dance faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their discipline through writing, performance, choreography, and research. They are committed to undergraduate education and teach everything from first-year seminars to advanced courses.Explore Faculty within Dance
“Students at Oberlin are both smart and willing to be serious about their studies in dance. There are some colleges where students continue to think about dance as a hobby, and that wouldn’t be as satisfying to me. At the same time, though, I wouldn’t want to teach at a place where people aren’t majoring in other departments and bringing that information into their dance practice.”Ann Cooper Albright, Professor of Dance
- Costume Shop Manager and Lecturer in Theatre
- Photo not availableVisiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Dance
- Professor of Dance
- Assistant Technical Director
- Associate Professor of Theater
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
- Warner Technical Coordinator/Lecturer
- Senior Technical Director
- Assistant Professor of Dance