Liberal Education for Arts Professionals (LEAP)

LEAP Into Your Future...

LEAP is an extension program of Saint Mary's College of CA, offering an internationally recognized Bachelor's of Arts degree specifically designed for current or former professional dancers.

Operating out of San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, LEAP combines liberal arts coursework that can be taken part-time, with credit granted for professional experience into a comprehensive Bachelor of Arts degree. 


“Other college programs ignore past experience.  I felt so welcomed because everything I had done up to this point was validated.  It gives you a confidence no one can take away.”

— Josette Owens, LEAP Alum


To learn more, utilize the navigation links above or fill click here to see if LEAP is right for you.

Gennadi Nedvigin in Tomasson's Trio. (Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet)(© Erik Tomasson)