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Passionate about creative arts and the key role that music, theatre and dance play in our lives, I enjoy working with people who...Read the full story >

Hickory Dickory Dock with two actors dressed in mouse costumes and one holding a clock

Doyle Ott, Critical Thinking, Children’s Theater, Humanities Learning Community, Commedia dell’Arte, Feldenkrais, and Theatre History teacher opened a new show in his Theatre for the Very Young...Read the full story >

Welcome to SSU Theatre Arts & Dance, Where the Artist is Essential

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance offers students a home where they can seek their potential and develop their voices as artists, through the study and collaborative creation of live performance. We believe in a world where the artist is transformative, essential and engaged.

Our programs develop graduates who bring optimistic leadership and vision to the performing arts. They stand on these core principles:

Student centered - We believe first and foremost in creating experiences that serve our students’ needs and passions.

Rigorous - We believe that performance training can inspire us to the highest standards of professionalism and personal achievement.

Engaging - We believe in making work that has value beyond the dance and theatre world and directly engages our campus and local community.