The VPA Dance Department is a multifaceted program that focuses on building strength, flexibility and aesthetics for dancers in primarily the modern and ballet forms. In addition to dance classes, students study anatomy and physiology, choreography, dance history and aesthetics, and careers in dance.

One underlying philosophy in this department is that dance is one of many expressive modalities that can respond to and help create social actions, and students learn how to approach the current sociopolitical climate through movement.

Courtney Smith

Department Chair

Kris Powell

Hip Hop Instructor

Isabel Dubrocq

Flemenco and Ballet Instructor

Jenna Outerbridge

Ballet Instructor

Monessa Salley

Afro-Fusion Instructor