Liberal Education for Arts Professionals (LEAP)

LEAP Into Your Future...

LEAP is an extension program through St. Mary's College offering an internationally recognized Bachelor's Degree specifically designed for current or retired professional dancers.

Operating out of San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, we combine part-time course work and the translation of already achieved professional and personal experience into college credits to provide a way for dancers to earn their Bachelor's Degree with no need to put their career on pause.


“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)