Our alumni are shaping the professional world of dance, and building successful careers in–and beyond–the arts.

Throughout Iowa, across the nation, and around the world, Iowa Dance graduates are making their mark. Many are having an important impact on 21st-century dance as performers, choreographers, teachers, artistic directors, and arts managers. Others are using the skills they learned in Iowa Dance--such as creative thinking and collaborative problem-solving--to develop fulfilling careers outside of the arts. But one thing is true of all our alumni: They will always be part of the Iowa Dance family.

Alumni accomplishments

Here is a small sample of jobs that recent Iowa Dance graduates have landed in the professional dance community in recent years:
  • Performer for Contra-Tiempo Activist Dance Theater, Los Angeles
  • Performer for Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago
  • Performer for David Dorfman Dance, New York City
  • Choreographer for Classical Ballet of Colorado, Denver
Here are some jobs that alumni have landed outside of the arts:
  • Physical therapist, Chicago
  • Occupational therapist, Chicago
  • TV production assistant, Honolulu
  • Freelance stage manager, Chicago
Recent graduates have also gone on to pursue graduate studies in:
  • Law, University of Iowa
  • Physical therapy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Dance, University of Arizona
  • Dance, University of California College of World Arts & Culture
And here are just a few of the colleges and universities where Iowa Dance alumni currently hold faculty positions:
  • University of Iowa
  • Washington University (St. Louis)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Middlebury College

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