Dancing with the Stars

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This campaign ended on November 08, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Berklee by clicking here!

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Dancing with the Stars: Berklee Edition returns on January 21, 2022! This second annual competition features some of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s most well-known personalities competing against each other on the dance floor while raising much-needed funds for scholarships for Dance Division students. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Dance Division Faculty Award, a scholarship fund that provides financial support to continuing dance students in high academic standing with a demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is named in honor of the beloved faculty of the Dance Division, who have personally committed to serving as the founding donors to this initiative. 

Dance Division Chair Mila Thigpen explains, “Not only does Dancing with the Stars raise money for student scholarships, it also engages the Dance Division with the greater Berklee community. It’s a celebration and demonstration of our Dance Division’s core values, which include artistic excellence, collaboration, and the understanding that dance builds community.” 

Each contestant, paired with a member of the dance faculty, will be competing to raise the most funds to benefit the Dance Division Faculty Award. To make a donation on behalf of a specific contestant, please click their name below, and be sure to follow along on the leaderboard below to see who's in the lead! If you’d like to stay neutral and support the fund without selecting a dancer, please click the “Make Your Gift Today” button above. 


Jonathan Bailey Holland, Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies
Partner: Francois Noel, Assistant Professor of Dance

Damien Bracken, Dean of Admissions
Partner: Margaret Falcone (B.F.A '19, dance), Dance Division Administrative Coordinator

Candice Brown, Associate Professor of Theater
Partner: Kurt Douglas (B.F.A. '01, dance), Associate Professor of Dance

Tonya Butler, Chair of Music Business
Partner: Jim Viera, Associate Professor of Dance

Debbie Cavalier, Senior Vice President of Online Learning and Continuing Education
Partner: Brian McGinnis, Associate Professor of Dance

Rosemary Dowling, Director of Campus Life
Partner: Denise Pons, Professor of Dance

Roya Hu, Senior Director of Faculty Development
Partner: Ruka Hatua-Saar White, Assistant Professor of Dance

Stefanie Henning, Associate Vice President of Career and Digital Strategy
Partner: Gianni Di Marco, Professor of Dance

Due to COVID-19 protocols, this performance is now livestream only. Tune in here on Friday, January 21st at 4pm EST to support the Berklee community in the hottest dance competition of the year!

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