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Farrah McAdam watching and moving her arm in a dance class

Dance faculty, Farrah McAdam, and new graduate of the inaugural class of Rennie Harris University was interviewed in a New York Times...Read the full story >

Dancers leaning backward in exaggerated positions with their arms wide on stage
Congratulations to the following three Dance Program student choreographers and their cast and creative crew who have been selected to represent Sonoma State University at the...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.