Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Dance - Overview

Department of Theatre & Dance

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030

Phone: 716.645.6897
Fax: 716.645.6992
Web Address: theatredance.buffalo.edu
Lynne Koscielniak
Chair; Associate Professor
Jeanne Fornarola
Director of Dance B.a. and B.F.a
Tom Ralabate
Artistic Director, Zodiaque Dance Companies
Dyan Burlingame
Director of Design/Technology B.F.a.
Robert Knopf
Director of Theatre, BA
Nathan Matthews
Director of Music Theatre B.F.a; Theatre Performance, B.F.a.
Karen Cleary
Assistant to the Chair
Katie Mallison
Academic Manager


The Department of Theatre and Dance offers BA and BFA degrees in Dance. The UB DANCE PROGRAM is a nurturing and challenging artistic community where Versatility Matters. The program values education fueled by stimulating professional performing and teaching experiences. The BA and BFA dance degrees include a depth and breadth of curriculum with equal emphasis on ballet, modern, jazz and tap. The department does not offer a minor in dance. Various options in preparing for professional dance careers are available. Coursework includes performance, choreography, pedagogy, somatic practices, movement analysis, history, criticism, and research.

Prospective majors should audition and meet with undergraduate advisor as early as possible. An audition is required for acceptance into the program.

For transfer students, course requirements may be adjusted based on placement auditions. If lower-level courses are waived, additional courses may be assigned. This policy applies to all majors.

Last updated: August 18 2022 17:03:08