Dance Careers & Internships

You've found your passion, and now you're ready to turn that into a career. 

Dance majors and minors acquire the thinking, writing, and communication abilities that come with a rigorous liberal arts education, and the life-long benefits of serious training in movement, aesthetics, and somatics. While many of our students successfully pursue careers in arts and dance education, many also pair the study of dance with another major, which opens up a wide variety of career paths they might pursue after graduate.

Our dance majors have thrived in the arts, medicine, and in graduate programs in a wide range of fields. Whatever their career goals, we provide resources that help our graduates meet their goals after graduation.

The Career Center

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Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

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What Can I Do With My Dance Degree?


We encourage our students to pursue internship opportunities in the St. Louis area and across the country. Our recent graduates have explored their field through a variety of internships including:

Lieden University in the Netherlands
Yale School of Medicine
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 
International Arts & Artists


Our majors graduate and go on to great jobs around the country. Here are some of the companies that our graduates have joined straight out of college:

Brightworks School
Consulting Firm
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis Public School


Continuing Your Education

Many of our graduates choose to go on to graduate school to continue their education.
They have joined prestigious universities across the country including:

Medical College of Wisconsin | University of Maryland

University of Miami | Washington University in St. Louis