Dance - Ballet Emphasis, B.F.A.

The BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet at Utah Valley University offers a rigorous program grounded in technique, performance, and choreography that is approached through a historical, somatic, scientific, and theoretical lens. The common core curriculum provides a broad knowledge base that supports the Ballet Program’s specialized courses. Performance opportunities include- Repertory Ballet Ensemble (RBE), a pre-professional performing ensemble that has earned a notable reputation for their presentation of classical and contemporary choreography, Utah Metropolitan Ballet (UMB) a professional ballet company in residence at UVU, and Senior Capstone concerts, which culminates students’ learning. The UVU Ballet Program provides ongoing opportunities for students to work with national and international guest artists. In addition, opportunities exist for students to participate in academic conferences and regional festivals, such as the American College Dance Association Conference, the Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research and the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Matriculation Requirements

  1. Completion DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance FF, and DANC 2330 Improvisation with B- or higher. Ballet emphasis: Completion of DANC 227R Ballet Technique and Theory II (2 semesters), with a grade of B- or better. Modern emphasis: Completion of DANC 143R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester I and DANC 144R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester II with a B- or better.  
  2. Pass audition, interview, and portfolio review with faculty members.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.