sjDANCEco nurtures the creative spirit of professional and emerging dance artists and inspires audiences to discover dance through groundbreaking performance, community festivals, workshops, and outreach.
As a resident dance company in the dance program of the School of Music and Dance, the members of sjDANCEco serve as mentors, role models, and dance instructors to the aspiring dance professional. SJSU dance majors have the rare opportunity to be trained by three of the founding artists of sjDANCEco: Maria Basile, Heather Cooper, and Gary Masters. They also can take classes alongside other company members and be in the midst of creativity on a professional level. With four graduates from the dance program in the company, sjDANCEco offers the possibility of employment in a professional company after graduation and serves as a potential stepping stone to further professional experience.
For more information regarding sjDANCEco visit www.sjdanceco.org.