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CCM Dance, University of Cincinnati


"Ballet Goes to College--Three top programs to consider" - Dance Magazine

The CCM Dance is a program with a ballet and contemporary dance emphasis for the dancer seeking top-level training and rigorous artistic, academic and studio curriculum. Key elements include:

  • International performance and study abroad experience
  • Highly recognized guest choreographers and artists in residence
  • Dance with professional companies while earning your BFA
  • World-class faculty
  • On-site qualified professionals (physical therapists and athletic trainers)
  • State-of-the art facilities
"CCM Dance is one of the few collegiate ballet programs in the country to facilitate such internships. Its combination of academics and professional training--including excellent live accompaniment for dance classes--is so exceptional, in fact, that in April 2014, Dance Magazine cited the dance department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as one of just a few programs in the country that “offer the specialization and experience you’d receive as a company trainee.” - Janet Light

CCM Dance's Mission Statement

At CCM, the Dance Department is a professional dance program offering a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree with a ballet emphasis on a successful union of academe and the performing arts. The CCM dance major is a developing professional seeking top-level training and artistic stimulation through a rigorous academic and studio curriculum.

The Dance Department maintains the highest artistic standards with four dedicated full-time faculty: Jiang Qi, Department Chair; Deirdre Carberry, Andre Megerdichian and Michael Tevlin; along with ten adjunct instructors who motivate and promote excellence among the gifted students in the collegiate program. The CCM Dance Department boasts a distinguished, dynamic faculty, state of the art facilities and the support necessary to provide a diversity of new and challenging experiences for its students.


The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA).