Why Study Dance at Interlochen

You'll join a passionate, dedicated, high caliber group of dancers who have the same lifelong desire as you: to bring beauty to life through movement. You’ll learn from experienced faculty members who have performed, instructed, and choreographed at the heights of the profession.

Through Interlochen’s outstanding dance programs, you'll be inspired to push beyond your limits and express yourself in new and challenging ways.

Summer Arts Camp

Dance Programs

Arts Boarding School

Dance Major

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

The Dance Division at Interlochen has completely prepared me to show the world that this is who I am and this is what I'm here to do.

Austin Dabney '19, Arts Academy (Dance)

An Unparalleled Dance Education

At Interlochen, dancers strengthen their technique, create a distinctive presence, and develop performance resilience.

Interlochen Arts Academy dance instructor teaches student at the barre

Prepare for Greatness with the Best

Faculty from nationally and internationally renowned dance companies, schools, and university programs bring diverse points of view and integrate current methods in their teaching. Many professional companies, conservatories, and top tier university programs send representatives to campus to watch student auditions in-person. 

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Find Yourself on Stage

Whether it's on stage at Corson Auditorium or on tour to Carnegie Hall, you’ll stretch yourself with frequent, high-caliber dance and collaborative performance opportunities at Interlochen. 

Interlochen Arts Academy students dance at the barre inside the Dance Center

A Setting Designed for Beauty

Interlochen’s new and expanded 26,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Dance Center features professional-grade equipment with eye-popping panoramic views from the studios.

Dance News & Features

Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Division presents Romeo and Juliet
Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Division’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ ballet to transport audiences to Verona, Italy

With stunning scenic and costume design, Sergei Prokofiev’s romantic score, and original choreography by Interlochen Director of Dance Joseph Morrissey, Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers will entrance and inspire.

A sculpture from Arts Academy student Quoc Bui’s Gold Key-winning entry, “Fite.”
Interlochen Arts Academy students shine in 2022 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Eighty-four students from all seven artistic disciplines received accolades in the West Central Michigan region of the prestigious national arts competition.

Dance Events

Dance, Academy Student

"Romeo & Juliet" by Sergei Prokofiev

Friday, February 11, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Corson Auditorium $19 Full Price; $14 Student


Interdisciplinary Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Film & New Media, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts


Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 11 a.m. EST

ICA Campus FREE, no tickets required


Dance, Music, Academy Student

"Romeo & Juliet" by Sergei Prokofiev

Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 2 p.m. EST

Corson Auditorium FREE, no tickets required