Established in 1932 by legendary dance educator Martha Hill, our program is one of the oldest and most prestigious in North America. Our multiple master’s degree tracks provide high quality professional development in the theory and practice of dance education for teachers, administrators, performing artists, and research scholars. We invite you to join our passionate and inclusive community and become a dance teacher and leader in the field of schools, studios, colleges, and community settings worldwide.
Prepare for initial certification as a teacher of dance and a career as an educator and teaching artist in public and independent schools, studios, and more.
Educators who already hold initial certification in teaching dance can expand their dance and pedagogical skills and refine their teaching practices.
This dual degree combines intensive study in dance technique, theory, and composition with performance, choreography, and student teaching opportunities.
Take American Ballet Theatre pedagogy, research, and arts management courses with master classes in ballet technique on your path to becoming a dance educator.
Build on your love of dance and complete all requirements to be eligible for initial certification as a teacher of dance in New York State, pre-K–12.