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Career Preparation

Krista Kee BFA
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TCU BFA dance graduates pursue careers as performers, choreographers, directors, designers, teachers, somatic practitioners, and dance entrepreneurs across the world.  Alumni currently perform or have performed with Atlanta Ballet, River North Chicago, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Eugene Ballet Company, Mark Morris Dance Company and Garth Fagan Dance, to name only a few.

Our graduates also have successful Broadway careers, performing in such musicals as CATS, A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, My One and Only, The Phantom of the Opera, Tanz der Vampire and West Side Story.

You can also find them in Off-Broadway shows, Sleep No More and Then She Fell, dancing at Walt Disney World.



Anaheim Ballet (CA)

Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta Festival Ballet

Ballet Arkansas

Ballet Idaho

Big Rig Dance Collective (TX)

BodyArt (NYC)

Caroline Calouche & Dancers (Charlotte, NC)

Central Illinois Ballet

Charleston Ballet

Chattanooga Ballet

Chrysalis Dance Co (Houston, TX)

ClancyWorks Dance Co (Washington, DC)

Colorado Ballet

Contemporary Ballet Dallas

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth

Contemporary Dance Wyoming

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dance Kaleidoscope (Indianapolis)

Dark Circles Dance Company (Dallas)

Eglevsky Ballet (Long Island, NY)

Eugene Ballet (OR)

Garth Fagan Dance Company (NY)

Gathering Wild (Atlanta)

Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet

Jan Erkert & Dancers (Chicago)

Georgia Ballet

Daniel Gwirtzman (NYC)

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co (Austin, TX)

Kentucky Ballet Theatre (KY)

Bella Lewitsky Dance Co (Los Angeles)

Lingo Dance (Seattle)

Lydia Johnson Dance Co (NYC)

Kansas City Ballet

Li Chiao-Ping Dance Co. (Madison, WI)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.

Metropolitan Opera Ballet NY

Minnesota Dance Theatre (MINN)

Momentum (Guatemala)

Mark Morris Dance Group

Newfangled (Chicago)

North Carolina Dance Theatre


Orlando Ballet


Project 606 (Chicago)

River North Dance Co. (Chicago)

Rhode Island Festival Ballet

Kim Robards Dance (Denver)

Sara Rudner (NYC)

The Seldoms (Chicago)

Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle)

Donna Sternberg & Dancers (CA)

Paul Taylor Dance Co.

Melissa Thodos (Chicago)

Texas Ballet Theatre (TX)

tompricedancecompany (NYC)

Von Howard Project (NYC)

Jane Weiner/Hopestone (Houston)

Jin Wen Yu Dance (Madison, WI)

Bruce Wood Dance Co (Fort Worth TX)

Zikr Dance Ensemble (CO)

Some graduates who seek double majors or certificates pursue other dance-related careers. In addition to performing careers, our graduates have taken many different directions with their dance degrees, including:


Arts administration

Ballroom dance

Chiropractic medicine


Dance company directors

Dance outreach/education

Dance photography

Dance therapy

Dance writing

Osteopathy doctor

Expressive arts therapy

Gyrotonic ®

Lighting design for dance

Massage therapy

Medical doctor

Museum education programs



Pilates (The largest number of our graduates go into the field of somatics as Pilates certified trainers and teachers. To date, over 40 have moved into Pilates practice.)

Physical therapy

Social workers

Studio owner/operators

Video producers

Yoga certification/Yoga studio owners

Some career paths require concurrent degree study or post-baccalaureate certification and degrees. A significant number of our graduates have gone on to earn secondary education certification.

Several of our alumni hold MAs, MFAs, PhDs, EdDs, MDs, and various counseling, therapeutic and medical licensures.


Career Services

In addition to meetings with your BFA advisor and mentorship from the SCCD faculty, you’ll have access to a career consultant who works with fine arts students. This person’s expertise working with arts majors is a clear advantage for you. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career consultant, who will assess and analyze what you need most. Whether you’re crafting a speech or preparing for a job interview, your career consultant is there on the sidelines — pushing you into the game.

For more information about job opportunities, please visit:

Center for Career & Professional Development