Why study Ballet?
CCM is a college within the University of Cincinnati, a major undergraduate university and graduate research institution of more than 40,000 students. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world's stage. The Ballet program is intended for the dancer seeking top-level training and a rigorous artistic, academic, and studio curriculum. Majors are encouraged to dance with professional companies while pursuing the degree, as well as to study abroad for international performances.
Scholarships are available to qualified students.
Graduates of CCM’s Dance program go on to perform and teach in professional dance companies and dance education organizations. This program offers opportunities for seasonal internships and experiences auditioning for professional dance companies. Professional experience, unique somatic studies, and emphasis on ballet sets students apart from those in other programs and leaves them equipped for life after graduation.
Described by The New York Times as "one of this country's leading conservatories," CCM offers students unparalleled opportunities to perform, learn and live in a thriving next-generation city known for its intense interest in the performing and media arts.
Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, CCM’s state-of-the-art facilities provide a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. The college serves as the largest single source of performing and media arts events in Ohio, and few schools can match the quality of its performing ensembles and theatrical productions.
CCM’s roster of eminent faculty offers professional training in all areas of the performing and media arts, including composition, musicology, theory, conducting, music education, opera, musical theatre, acting, technical arts for the stage, dance, arts administration and electronic media. Members of CCM’s faculty regularly receive distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and many maintain strong professional ties to the region’s leading arts entities.
Students will find an immensely competitive but mutually supportive and personalized “family” atmosphere. With its emphasis on experienced-based learning, CCM provides students with access to internship and performance opportunities with major organizations like the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Cincinnati Ballet. Students also benefit from the fact that Cincinnati frequently hosts major media and performing arts events and is home to the newly renovated Music Hall, one of the nation’s most beautiful and revered performance centers.
The University of Cincinnati is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).
University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003
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Program Code: 16BAC-BALL-BFA