Dance

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

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

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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.

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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).

Leslie Peck

Associate Professor

Leslie Peck is an Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. She was trained by the legendary dancer Andre Eglevsky and the School of American Ballet. At the age of 17, Peck joined the New York City Ballet under the direction of George Balanchine. She went on to dance soloist roles with the Pennsylvania Ballet and later became a principal dancer with Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Richmond Ballet and Ballet International in London. She is a recognized authority on Balanchine ballets and one of the few dancers authorized to stage Balanchine ballets by the Balanchine Trust.

Education

Trained at The School of American Ballet and the Andre Eglevesky School

Professional Experience

Member of New York City Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet International of London, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Richmond Ballet. Ballet Mistress for 16 years with the Richmond Ballet.

Teaching

Ballet and Pointe

Areas of Study

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Art

Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation

Dance

Undergraduate Studies

Alumni

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Faculty and Staff

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Visiting Artists

Film and Media Arts

Journalism

Music

Theatre