The contemporary performance repertoire of George Mason dancers is kept alive through a successful long-standing guest artist residency program. Renowned choreographers come to campus, cast dancers, and conduct an intense rehearsal period each year. Most recently, students have performed the work of Mark Morris, Lar Lubovitch, Doug Varone, David Parsons, Alwin Nikolais, Kate Skarpetowska, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Larry Keigwin, and Patrick Corbin.
Dance majors at George Mason enjoy the many performances presented by professional dance companies in the Washington metropolitan area and are especially fortunate that the artists who perform on campus at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall also direct master classes, give lectures and conduct discussions. Recent dance performances on campus have included Ron K. Brown, Miami City Ballet, David Dorfman, Rennie Harris, Elizabeth Streb, Momix, the Martha Graham Company, and Mark Morris Dance Group.