Dance Studies Program

The Mission of The Dance Studies Program is to offer opportunities for students to develop excellence in creative, performance, and scholarly pursuits at our liberal arts college. We foster a diverse artistic community marked by mutual respect for the unique talents and contributions of each individual. 

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Words from Current Dance Students and Alumni

Brynn Davie, Class of 2017

Dance is an extremely important and unique area of study on the Geneseo campus because it encompasses students with diverse majors and interests. All of the dancers, professors and great artists combine their areas of expertise...

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Michael Reed, Class of 2017

During my freshman year here at Geneseo, I was lightheartedly encouraged to take part in GDE after a performance at Orchesis. This encouragement came from many students that were a part of the organization...

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Emily Wagner, Class of 2014

I know that without a doubt having a dance minor has helped me to reach my goals beyond Geneseo, and it has given me a skill set that I will carry onto whatever I pursue next. All dance courses -- technique, history, kinesiology, composition -- as well as dance rehearsals teach you to think critically and creatively...

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Upcoming Events

Rochester Fringe Festival

Geneseo Dance Ensemble performing at the Fall 2022 Rochester Fringe Festival!

Rochester Fringe Festival Information

Lyric Theater: Main Stage  | September 13-24 Day & Time TBA


Geneseo Dance Ensemble

Dances the Diversity of the Liberal Arts-Pursuing Connections

Featuring New Choreography by Students Artists: Elizabeth Allegro, Kaitlyn Eck, Samantha Percy, Emma Piwko, Mary Roberts, Grace Shannon, Kinesioogy and Composition Classes.

Artistic Director, Curator, and Producer: Professor of Dance Studies Jonette Lancos, Recipient of the Chancellor's Award of Excellence in Teaching.

Student Assistants:  Elizabeth Allegro, Samantha Percy, Emma Piwko, Mary Roberts

Produced by Geneseo Dance Ensemble

Admission $12

Reservations: Student Association Ticket Office: call 585-245-5873, or email bbo.geneseo.edu

Geneseo Dance Ensemble, November 10-13, 2022

Alice Austin Theatre | November 10-13, 7:30 PM (Sunday 11/13 at 2:00 PM)


Geneseo Dance Ensemble

Dances the Diversity of the Liberal Arts:Dancing on Instinct

Featuring New Choreography by Guest Artists: Jon Lehrer, Allison Bohman '11 Thomashefski

Featuring New Choreography by Dance Studies Faculty: Nicolette Ferguson, Deborah Scodese-French, Jonette Lancos

Artistic Director, Curator, and Producer: Professor of Dance Studies Jonette Lancos, Recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Student Assistants: Elizabeth Allegro, Samantha Percy, Emma Piwko, Mary Roberts

Produced by Geneseo Dance Ensemble

Admission $12

Reservtions Required:Student Association Ticket Office: call 585-245-5873, or email bbo.geneseo.edu

Geneseo Dance Ensemble, March 2-5, 2023

Alice Austin Theatre | March 2-5, 2023 7:30 PM (Sunday 3/5 at 2:00 PM)

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