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About the Dance Program

We offer a variety of opportunities for our students—from dancing for social change to company internships, we want to see you thrive. In our dance program, you can perform in international collaborations, develop your technique with professional mentors, and experience the benefits of the personal attention that a small liberal arts college like Westminster offers. Prepare to be a cultural leader, to enhance your digital skills, and open your eyes to a world that can be understood through dance and movement.

The Westminster dance program is intended for students who dance in their dreams. We believe dance has the power to evoke emotions, change perspectives, and alter the world. Our program includes a vigorous dance training and internships with local successful dance companies, as well as training in pedagogy, anatomy, arts administration, and much more. You’ll study not only ballet and modern dance from the Western concert dance tradition, but also a variety of other somatic and cross-cultural forms, exploring your creative voice through the use of improvisation and composition practices.

If you are interested in visiting with the program, email the admissions office ( and they will ensure that you observe a class and meet the dance faculty.

Upcoming Performances Dance Auditions

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Our Students

  • Courtney Jo Cheney

    Courtney Jo Cheney

    Courtney Jo Cheney is currently a second-year student pursuing a BFA in dance at Westminster College. She began her dancing career when she was eight years old, training in contemporary, lyrical, ballet, jazz, and hip hop. As a high school senior, Courtney was awarded with and represents Brighton High as the 2015 Dance Sterling Scholar.
  • Indigo Cook

    Indigo Cook

    Indigo Cook is a Salt Lake City native in her first year at Westminster, after having spent the previous two years at New York University studying classical percussion performance. She is a percussionist and dancer for Samba Fogo, an Afro-Brazilian music and dance company based in Salt Lake.
  • Mikenzie Parker

    Mikenzie Parker

    Mikenzie Parker is a second-year student at Westminster college, majoring in dance and trying her best to make it through the pre-med program. She recently helped head the creation of the Westminster Dance Society on campus and is excited to watch it grow and develop. She has been dancing for over 16 years and has extensively trained in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, pointe, and contemporary.
  • Bailey Sill

    Bailey Sill

    Bailey Sill is a second-year student pursuing a dance major at Westminster College. She received the majority of her training from Dance Impressions under the direction of Kandee Allen and Mallorie Johns. She has performed works by Molly Heller, José Limón, and Doug Varone. She recently performed in Westminster theatre's production of Bellwether.
  • Kate Abbott

    Kate Abbott

    Kate Abbott is from Boise, Idaho, and has been dancing for 14 years, with most of her training in ballet and tap. She trained at Eagle Performing Arts Center for 10 years, and during that time she joined a pre-professional ballet company, Idaho Regional Ballet, which she was a part of for six years. Kate is pursuing a BFA in dance and the pre-physical therapy program at Westminster College on an academic merit and dance scholarship.
  • Cambri Fox

    Cambri Fox

    Cambri Fox started dancing when she was three years old at Utah Dance Center, where she trained in ballet, tap, and jazz. She started attending Waterford Dance Academy her sophomore year of high school where she began to study modern dance while continuing her studies of ballet and pointe. Along with pursuing a BFA in modern dance, Cambri is also on the pre-medical track, and hopes to become a pediatrician.
  • Katelynn Killian

    Katelynn Killian

    Katelynn Killian is a first-year student double majoring in dance and arts administration. Katelynn has been dancing since age five and studied all genres of dance. She has a fierce passion for dance and all of the benefits it provides.
  • Monica Long

    Monica Long

    Monica Long began her dance career at the age of eight, and has received extensive training in ballet, modern jazz, contemporary, pointe, tap, hip-hop, and also Latin dancing. She began training at the Utah Arts Dance Center, then went on to train at GymJam studios. As a 2016 graduate at the Academy for Math, Engineering and Science, she is now a first-year student here and plans to further a career in the dance world.
  • Jaide Mulder

    Jaide Mulder

    Jaide Mulder has been dancing over 16 years of her life. She has been trained extensively in jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, and contemporary. She spent most of her hours at her studio called eMotion dance, and also was an officer for her dance company at Olympus High school. She is now pursuing a dance major at Westminster College on a dance scholarship.
  • Nathaniel Woolley

    Nathaniel Woolley

    Nathaniel Woolley has danced the entirety of his 18 years of life. He trained in modern with Virginia Tanner Dance from the ages of 3 to 13. When he was 12 he began to focus his talents on theatre, while keeping his passion for dance alive through musical theatre and jazz. He is currently pursuing a double major in theatre (BA) and dance (BFA) at Westminster.
  • Current Student Resources

    Program Handbook

    If you have any questions, email Meghan Wall ( or drop by Meghan's office in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.

    View The Program Handbook

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    "In Sugar House, there isn’t a strong performing arts identity other than Westminster College. In our immediate community, we are going to be a place for people to go to and know that they can come here for music, theatre, and dance."

    Chris Quinn, director of the Gillmor School of Music

    Read their story

    Florence J. Gillmor Hall Expansion

    Florence J. Gillmor Hall, an expansion to the existing Jewett Center for the Performing Arts, will transform the experience of performing and fine arts students with enhanced classroom, rehearsal, and performance spaces. To better serve dance majors, the expansion will include:

    • A new combination performance/rehearsal space, giving the dance program a permanent home on the Westminster campus and providing dance students more performance and rehearsal opportunities for student projects, such as the senior showcase concert.
    • Enlarged scene and costume shops that will increase capacity for production services and teaching.
    • A green room and dressing rooms for dancers and other performing artists.
    • Shared creative spaces that establish a performing arts hub on campus, inviting collaboration among music, theatre arts, and dance students and faculty.

    Learn More About Gillmor Hall

    Meet the Faculty

    Michelle Armstrong

    Michelle Armstrong

    Adjunct - Dance

    Bethany Hansen

    Bethany Hansen


    Carly Schaub

    Carly Schaub

    Adjunct - Dance

    Allison Shir

    Allison Shir

    Adjunct - Dance

    Meghan Wall

    Meghan Wall

    Assistant Professor