The Hartt School

Ballet Pedagogy

At a Glance

Students in this program are trained to teach ballet to all ages in professional and university dance programs. It emphasizes pedagogical structure and theory and different styles and schools of ballet and modern dance.

Full Time


The ballet pedagogy emphasis is designed to prepare students for a career in dance education at the highest level. Students are trained to teach ballet to all ages in professional school and university dance programs. This major strongly emphasizes pedagogical structure and theory, covering different styles and schools of ballet and modern dance, from the earliest pre-ballet to coaching the advanced dancer.

About the Program

The ballet pedagogy emphasis incorporates classroom teaching and internships in both The Hartt School Community Division's dance classes and in area public schools. Students in the pedagogy program participate fully in the many performance opportunities available to Hartt's dancers. This program offers future dance teachers the opportunity to develop their ability to function as engaged and educated citizens throughout their careers.

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Career Ready

While at Hartt, there are four concerts produced a year featuring works by professional choreographers (Balanchine, Limón, Graham, Cunningham, Hope Boykin, Lar Lubovitch, Pascal Rioult, Antony Tudor, etc) and by students who have gone on to professional careers as choreographers.

Graduates perform all over the world with top companies like Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Repertory Dance Theater, Broadway, José Limón, Charlotte Ballet, Whim W'him, and many more.


A Hartt School dance alumna, Ane Arrieta ’20, debuted with the Martha Graham Dance Company at the exclusive Jacob's Pillow dance festival in Becket, Massachusetts.

“My four years at The Hartt School were pivotal in getting me to this point. The love and mentorship I received from my teachers and from all the tools and training from the program helped launch me directly into my professional career.”

Eran Bugge

BFA, Ballet Pedagogy 2005, 2012 Hartt Alumni Award Recipient

Eran Bugge has been a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company since 2005.

Learn more about Eran

I have always felt that one of the best choices I ever made was to attend The Hartt School Dance Division. Without the rigorous training, academic knowledge about my art form, and support from the faculty I received, I don’t believe I would be where I am today. I was so lucky to be exposed to excellence in all art forms while at Hartt and I carry those experiences and connections with me still today.