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"LEAP bends over backwards to help students." 

— The Los Angeles Times


 

Podcasts

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Dance and Stuff
 

Dance and Stuff Podcast

LEAP Program Coordinators Margot de la Barre and Andrew Pearson join host Reid Bartelme to discuss higher education for dancers!

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Conversations on Dance hosted by Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden
 

Conversations on Dance Podcast

Hosts Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden interview LEAP Associate Director Stephanie Miller (episode 170) and Program Director Shaunna Vella with Program Coordinator Andrew Pearson (episode 258)

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Count 9
 

Count9 Podcast

Hosted by Benjamin Goodley, a dancer turned Processing Engineer, this podcast focuses on dancer career transitions "for anyone who's danced a 5-6-7-8, then moved on to Count 9."

Also check out LEAP alumni in episodes 11 and 13!

 

Articles

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Dance Magazine
 

Dance Magazine

Dr. Linda Hamilton recommends the LEAP Program in her "Advice for Dancers", May 2018 

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Dance Teacher Magazine
 

Leading the Way in Hybrid Learning: LEAP Celebrates 20 Years

Written by LEAP Adjunct Faculty member Jill Randall for Dance Teacher Magazine

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Dance Spirit Magazine
 

Dance Spirit Magazine

Making School Work, September 2011

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Pointe Magazine
 

Pointe Magazine

LEAP Founder, Claire Sheridan, discusses her vision for the program at it's inception, as well as in it's 20th Anniversary year, October 2019

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The New York Times

Calls former LEAP Director Mark Bairds speech one of the "evening's most compelling moments" at the gala benefit for Career Transition for Dancers, October 2008

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Pointe Magazine
 

My 12-Year Journey to a Bachelor's Degree While Dancing Professionally

LEAP Alum Lucy Van Cleef chronicles her time through the program for Pointe Magazine

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Dance Magazine
 

Dance Magazine

Making it Happen: LEAPing Toward Change

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DancePlug Digital Publication
 

DancePlug

LEAP Students and Alum discuss their journey through the Liberal Arts

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New York Times Logo
 

The New York Times

Pairing Ballet with a Bachelor's Degree, November 2007

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dancer
 

Dancer Magazine

LEAP: Dancing by Degrees, April 2005

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The Chronicle of Higher Education
 

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Preparing for Life After the Last Pirouette, June 2007 

 

Our Students and Alum

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Harvard Kennedy School
 

Harvard Kennedy School

Profile on LEAP alumni Garen Scribner during his time at Harvard pursuing his Master's in Public Administration.

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The Washington Post

Profile on Washington Ballet dancer and LEAP Student Nardia Boodoo, December 2019

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HuffPost
 

The Huffington Post

Interview with Lee Wilson, whose LEAP Senior Project evolved into the book Rebel on Pointe, published by University Press of Florida, October 2014

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Dance Europe Magazine
 

Dance Europe Magazine 

ABT Soloist Thomas Forster talks about his experience as a LEAP student, July 2018

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Dance Magazine
 

Dance Magazine

LEAP Alum Gillian Murphy among the first ballet dancers invited into Harvard Business School's Crossover into Business Program, October 2018

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New York Times Logo
 

New York Times

American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer, Gillian Murphy, graduates from LEAP Program, May 2018

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Pointe Magazine
 

Pointe Magazine

Candace Thompson features San Francisco Ballet Soloist and LEAP Student Julia Rowe, October 2016

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Dance Magazine
 

Dance Magazine

Featuring LEAP alum Sarah Van Patten on the cover, September 2013