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I am so grateful to Sonoma State for igniting my love of theatre. I graduated from SSU in 2012 with a degree in History. Growing...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.


New Event

April 15, 2021


A Conversation on Dance, Technology & Sound in the Virtual World with Guest Artists Liz Lerman, Kinetech Arts and Matt Langlois.

Facilitated by Christine Cali in partnership with SSU's Green Music Center and the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance.

ZOOM link coming soon! questions to: cali@sonoma.edu