Why I Chose Juilliard
Congratulations on your acceptance to Juilliard! I know how important it is to consider all the factors that make a college what it is, so I thought I’d share some of the reasons that I chose Juilliard!
Juilliard is known as the foremost arts college, and in the dance world, it is widely regarded as the most prestigious post-secondary dance program. A Juilliard education opens up so many opportunities for a dancer, and the chance to be in that environment is an amazing opportunity. So take it!
Much of our day consists of technique classes in ballet and classical modern, as well as composition, elements of performing, etc. This ensures we get the best technical training so we have the physical tools necessary to be able to take on any style of piece. This is one of the main reasons I chose Juilliard, so I could continue to build and improve on my foundation.
3. Expertise of Teachers
Juilliard’s faculty includes some of the most important, prominent and artistic teachers. In the dance department, some of our teachers have worked directly with legends like José Limón and Martha Graham, and they also have a vast amount of knowledge to share. It is so inspiring to be in classes, learning from these incredible people and mentors. Juilliard gives you access to the best teachers that are genuinely invested in your artistic growth.
4. Performance Opportunities
At Juilliard, we get many performance and creative opportunities where we learn repertory, New Dances, and are able to create works ourselves, in Workshops. It is amazing to participate in many different creative and preparation processes, and the stage experience is always valuable.
Juilliard is located at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of New York. Here, life never really stops, and the area is host to a vast number of the finest artists in the world that come to perform and teach. New York is an amazing city to explore, and I love it here more and more everyday!