Department of Dance | Webster University
Department of Dance | Webster University

Department of Dance


Explore. Discover. Dance.

DJ Duncan headshot“Webster University was just what I needed in a college experience. The department of dance provided an atmosphere where I could prepare for a professional career while understanding the importance of being a student.

The teachers and staff provided crucial support and assistance in my development as an artist and a dancer. Because of their dedication to their students, I am able to live out my dream every day and share that same encouraging spirit they had for me."

DJ Duncan
BFA Graduate, 2017
Dancer with Nederlands Dans Theatre 

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Webster University’s Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts educates students to become skilled, creative, and compassionate thinking artists for 21st century careers as performers, choreographers, educators, and scholars by:

Promoting the uniqueness and wholeness of the individual artist by sustaining a personalized approach through direct relationships with faculty and staff, and attention to student life.

Challenging students to strive for depth of expertise in their discipline by joining theory and practice, encouraging rigor in creativity and scholarship, and fostering a lifelong desire to learn.

Engaging students as performers, choreographers, and teachers to be inclusive and compassionate by instilling a culture of respect for diversity and understanding of their own and others’ values.

Embracing dance as an art form within a global community by educating a diverse population with an international perspective that acts responsibly and consciously toward social and environmental issues, strengthening the communities we serve.

We invite you to join us at Webster Dance and take the first step toward your career as a performer, choreographer, and educator. For information on how to get started, click: Future Students.

Maggi Dueker                                                 Beckah Reed
Department Chair                                           Artistic Director         

For more information, call (314) 246-7747 or