Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters a vibrant and stimulating environment that encourages creative self-expression and critical thinking.  Undergraduate programs include intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.  The department's nationally recognized and highly ranked graduate program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to performance research within a global orientation.  The department provides a lively forum for faculty to integrate teaching and research, at the cutting edge of their areas of expertise.

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Race, Ballet, & American Dance is a photographic exhibition free and open to the public Wed ~ Thu ~ Fri, 11 am to 3 pm in the PAT. The exhibition presents a rich trove of photographs taken before, during, and after the World War II. 

“Living Newspaper” is a theatrical form of bringing current news to the forefront, for audiences to digest. Performances run every Thursday at noon.

Race & Ballet is an all-day conference and performance considering how race and racism have been both institutionalized and subverted within the idiom of American classical ballet. The event takes place April 29th in the Ballet Studio.