College of Visual and Performing Arts
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Meet a Student

Julianne Kannan

2017, Dance, BFA


I am originally from Richmond Virginia, so I had always known about Mason, but it wasn’t until I auditioned here that it became my top choice. As a high school senior, I walked into the Mason Dance audition with more nerves than I had bobby pins, but I walked out grinning, excited about all of the movement and material that I had just learned. It was clear then and still holds true, that Mason offers the perfect balance of supporting their dancers while also challenging them. Opportunities to audition, perform, and choreograph are regularly given. I feel lucky to be in a program that does not see graduation as the end; dancers here are being prepared for life after college as dancers, as professionals, and as artists.