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Welcome to the Dance Program

Founded in 1857, SJSU is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast—meaning that we have been teaching dancers longer than any other school in California. That's why we're able to provide students with comprehensive dance programs, dedicated teacher-artists, and an innovative curriculum.

Gifted Dance Faculty

Our teacher-artists are leading dancers and choreographers, in addition to former members of the José Limon Dance Company. Many are recipients of the Isadora Duncan Award, Bay Area Critics Circle Choreography Award, and the Theater Bay Area Outstanding Performer Award among many others.

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Advanced Performing Company

The Dance program's advanced performing company, University Dance Theater (UDT), directed Raphael Boumaila, performs regularly at American College Dance Association conferences. We have also performed at Jacob's Pillow, the Kennedy Center for the Art, and other prestigious performance venues across the country.

Learn More About Our Performing Company

About Us

Learn more about our history, our curriculum, and how we can help you achieve your career goals. 

Admissions and Auditions

View our admissions and audition requirements. Discover the many performance opportunities available to dance students at SJSU!  

Current Students

Have you met with your advisor this semester? Get their contact information and set up an appointment today!


Learn more about upcoming performances and showcases!



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Give to Dance

Want to do your part to support the Dance program? You can help give the gift of dance to the next generation by donating to SJSU's Tower Foundation.

Give to Dance