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Nutcracker dancer, photo by Rob Borel

White ballet shoe on pointe

Main Street Ballet Studio, photo by Rob Borel

School of Creative Arts

Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory
at the University of Saint Francis

A collaboration of the talent:
The national reputation of the Fort Wayne Ballet’s Conservatory
and the solid Liberal Arts education of USF

The Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory of Dance at the University of Saint Francis is an exciting partnership between the University and the Fort Wayne Ballet which offers both a four-year and two-year undergraduate academic program in dance. These programs will prepare students for a professional career in dance. Practical experience in the form of classes in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, tap, character, repertoire, dance history and theory, pedagogy and choreography, as well as performing in productions will be an important part of the learning experience.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Associate of Arts in Dance feature a sound liberal arts core curriculum with a full range of dance styles that complement the essential basics of classical ballet. View the curriculum plans: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Associate of Arts in Dance.

The dance coursework will be held at the facilities of Fort Wayne Ballet in at Auer Arts Center, just two miles east of the university. The ballet’s beautiful new space in downtown Fort Wayne offers four new state-of-the-art rehearsal studios complete with sprung floors which helps protect the dancers from injury, pianos and proper dance flooring (either marley or hard wood, depending on technique) and four large, mirrored dance studios, equipped with barres, observation windows, and pianos for live accompaniment. The Auer Center for Arts & Culture is also home to an art gallery, a coffee shop and bakery, a comfortable lounge area, and ample safe parking.

Find more information on how to apply.