Dance/LINES Ballet

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican is a rigorous four-year degree program in dance, with an emphasis on training in classical ballet, modern, contemporary, choreography and somatics.

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Dominican and Alonzo King LINES Ballet offer a unique joint educational and artistic program culminating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance. This unique program combines the acclaimed, rigorous training and philosophy of one of the nation’s premier dance institutions with the comprehensive liberal arts education and social values of the Dominican tradition.

Our students are intellectually curious and value the opportunity to receive dance training within a university context, to participate in academic inquiry and meaningful civic engagement. 

Program Format

Classes are held in both San Rafael and San Francisco. The curriculum emphasizes ballet (western classical dance) as its foundational language, complemented by extensive training in modern dance and other dance forms.

Career Paths

The BFA in Dance prepares students for professional careers in dance as performers, teachers and choreographers, as well as for prestigious graduate programs. The program provides rigorous technical training alongside deep creative investigation, resulting in versatile artists with diverse professional possibilities.

Program Faculty and Events

Marina Hotchkiss is a founding member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Charlotte Carmichael is the program coordinator of Dominican's BFA program. Dominican also has a number of adjunct faculty as listed below. Review Faculty bios on the LINES Ballet website

  • Alonzo King
  • Joanna Berman
  • Raphael Boumaila
  • Christian Burns
  • Brett Conway
  • Gregory Dawson
  • Kara Davis
  • James Graham
  • Christina Johnson
  • Maurya Kerr
  • Anne-Rene Petrarca
  • Norma Fong,
  • Gay Lynch
  • Robert, Moses
  • Katherine Naumann
  • Molly Rogers
  • Carmen Rozestraten
  • Charles Moulton

Additional Admissions Requirement

Students must meet both the artistic application requirements for Alonzo King LINES Ballet and undergraduate admission requirements for Dominican.

Please check these websites for specific information about each requirement. 

Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Support LINES

A gift to Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican provides students with continued access to discover themselves as artists and as human beings while receiving a comprehensive liberal arts education along the way.

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Faculty and Staff

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Victor Talledos

Adjunct Instructor
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Sarah Chisea

Adjunct Associate Professor
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Elizabeth Miller

Adjunct Assistant Professor Integrative Coach
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Casey Thorne

Adjunct Associate Professor
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Tara Pandeya

Adjunct Instructor
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Jay Carlon

Adjunct Instructor