Kristen Daley taking a selfie with dancers in the airport

Dance Program faculty members Kristen Daley and Farrah McAdam and nine Dance majors and minors, Jada Dotsy, Alexa Duran, Madyline Jaramillo, Olivia Keydeniers, Jennifer Martuscelli, Syndie Obergfell,...Read the full story >

Students sitting in theatre seats

Theatre Arts faculty member and Director of the Acting Program Marie Ramirez Downing and five Theatre Majors, Mia Staraci, Ally Liberty, Sydnie Crumrine-Thomsen, Maick Poroj,...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.