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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!

April Workshop

On Thursday and Friday of last week, we had the last two student choreography workshops of the year! Workshops are one of my favorite events at Juilliard because it is amazing to see the talent and risk-taking of my peers with their work.

One Year After Juilliard

If you could give a piece of advice for somebody starting Juilliard, what would you say?

To take your time. To let the process unfold and the people you meet unfold and don’t try to rush yourself into anything for the sake of accomplishing some type of expectation. 

Free Time!

By the end of the school week, I am usually tuckered out. However, as the weather continues to get nicer, the weekend gives us the opportunity to recharge and explore the city! Here is how I spent my Saturday:

My Admission Story

Congratulations to all of you who auditioned for Juilliard! That really is a huge accomplishment in itself, so give yourselves a pat on the back! I do know, however, that waiting for your result really is difficult. However, it is getting closer (yay!), and I thought I would share my admission story, until you get one of your own!

How I Practice

Monday through Friday, we take ballet class everyday, a modern class (for Freshmen, we study the Graham and Limón techniques) and a variety of other classes such as Dance Composition (choreography), Elements of Performing, Classical Partnering, and Dance History. We also take a Liberal Arts course four days of the week.

Performances This Semester

Second semester at Juilliard is chockfull of performance opportunities, and we have already begun to delve into them!

Last Monday, we started rehearsals for Missa Brevis (1958), a piece choreographed by Jose Limón. The score was written at the end of World War II and it is a beautiful and moving piece. 

Spring Dance

During the Spring semester at Juilliard, the Dance Department presents “Juilliard Dances Repertory”. We are currently in the middle of our rehearsals for the performances. 

Auditioning for Juilliard Dance?

The past two weeks, the building has been buzzing due to the drama auditions.

The dance department held its first audition in Chicago this past Friday.

Auditions can be completely terrifying, but only if you let them! 

Tips for Your Juilliard Dance Audition

The time is (almost) here! Audition season has begun, and I remember all the little nervous butterflies that come along with it. My best piece of advice is to look at your audition as an adventure. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so enjoy it! To help, below are my best tips to help you ace your audition: 

Get to Know

I will be traveling to New Orleans as part of a group of 20 Juilliard students where we will teach, build a house with Habitat for Humanity and give free performances to the New Orleans community. 

Preparation for the Here and Now

So…we are now in the last week of January. This means that here at school, things are about to get super busy, but it also means that it is audition season! In the next few weeks, I am going to be sharing my best tips and tricks to help you ace your audition for Juilliard! 

What I’m Looking Forward to This Semester

I can’t believe it is already my second semester of college…time has flown by! Winter break was awesome, but I’m excited to get back into the swing of things here at Juilliard.

This semester, I am very excited about learning Missa Brevis (1958) choreographed by Jose Limón...

New Dances: Edition 2015

It is a busy time for the dance department. We are currently finishing our run of our “New Dances” program. There are four world premieres with four current choreographers. Each choreographer works with a different class.