Graduate Student Spotlights

Maeve Catherine Dougal

Dance Education

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I chose this program because of partnership between American Ballet Theatre and NYU. I knew it was the only graduate program of its kind that would allow me access to excellent ballet pedagogical studies, as well my development as a dance educator through my studies at NYU. The opportunity to work with both American Ballet Theatre and New York University yields endless possibilities and room for growth. I chose this program because it is helping me prepare for, and take the steps towards developing the career I have envisioned.
My inspiration is:
Too many to count
If I could change the world, I would:
Inspire the youth
Something I collect:
Leotards...
Why I went to Graduate School:
To start a school.
The best gift I've ever received:
Student Loans
My biggest challenge is:
Getting to my morning class on time
The professor who influenced me the most:
Angela Banchero
How I take my coffee:
in large doses
The most adventurous thing I've ever done is:
move to new york
My secret passion is:
poetry
What I do to de-stress:
involves a lot of sleeping

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Portland, Oregon
What are your plans after you graduate?
Dance, Get my PhD, Start a private arts high school.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
4 years of undergraduate tuition scholarships in ballet performance, Utah Valley University/National Conference of Undergraduate Research, participant
Community Service and Other Activities: