Applicants should contact a specific department or program to obtain information.  Admissions information for prospective students and the online application system can be found by clicking here:  School of Graduate Studies Admissions Information. (Please note the GRE is not required for the Graduate Dance Program) All applicants must submit the following materials through the online application system with the exception the DVD:

TOEFL or IELTS* (please see information on test scores below)
3 Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose/Objectives
CV and/or Resume
DVD or commonly available electronic media of choreography and performance. Performance video can include participation in a technique class or stage performance.

*Please note only unofficial transcripts and TOEFL scores need to be uploaded to the application.  If you are accepted, you will be required to submit official transcripts and TOEFL scores.

The dance faculty will review all completed applications.  If after a review of your statement of goals, submitted videos, transcript and other materials, you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the chair of the department to either schedule an in person or virtual audition and interview.

Due to COVID 19, spring 2021 auditions may not be held on campus and may be replaced with a Skype or Zoom interview with faculty if an invitation is extended.

On Campus Auditions: An audition for the graduate dance program involves a visit with the dance faculty at a prearranged time during the fall or spring semester. It is recommended that you plan to spend several days visiting the campus and attending classes and observing rehearsals and workshops. For international applicants, a Skype interview may be substituted for an on campus interview and audition. This will provide a mutual opportunity to better assess the educational and artistic compatibility between your needs and the program’s offerings.

*TOEFL and IELTS:  The School of Graduate Studies requires all international applicants to submit one of three language scores (IELTS, TOEFL).  The language test requirement will be waived if you have completed a bachelors or masters degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction. The University’s institutional code is 1105.  Please see acceptable minimum scores below which are valid 2 years from the date of testing:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based: 90
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based: 577
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7.0

Mailing address:

Case Western Reserve University
Department of Dance
Mather Dance Center
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7113 (USA)

Phone: 216-368-2854