Meadows’ Division of Dance is one of the top programs in the U.S. offering both conservatory dance instruction and liberal arts education.


In addition to technique training, students are immersed in theoretical studies that include dance history, kinesiology, music theory/history and choreography.


Students perform masterworks of the great choreographers of the 20th century, including Balanchine, Graham, Humphrey, Limón and Sokolow, as well as works by contemporary masters such as Taylor, Parsons, Battle, Pilobolus and more.


Student choreography is a major component of the student experience, guided by expert faculty and opportunities to learn from visiting masters such as Bruce Wood (pictured).

Millicent Johnnie

Millicent Johnnie

Assistant Professor

Millicent Johnnie’s work has been staged throughout the United States and abroad, and on award-winning stages including The Public Theater in New York City, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bam Harvey Theater in Brooklyn, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa), Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. Dance company credits include Urban Bush Women, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Dallas Black Dance Theater, among others. She has had the pleasure of working closely with acclaimed directors Robert Wilson, Peter Sellars, John O’Neal, Rhodessa Jones and award-winning composers Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon.

The recording industry has also proven to be an arena in which she has adapted her talents, working with Grammy Award-winning artists Usher Raymond, Chrisette Michele and Los Hombres Calientes, and record labels Def Jam, Columbia, Interscope, Arista Records and others.

Recently Johnnie choreographed the feature film Scary Movie 5, directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by David Zucker, which opened at box offices worldwide in summer 2013.

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation


Undergraduate Studies




Faculty and Staff


Visiting Artists

Film and Media Arts