In the Heights poster

Stage Director for In the Heights, Marie Ramirez Downing, will be bringing some of the cast members to perform a piece from the musical with...Read the full story >

Perfect. Response. poster

Prof. Christine Cali, co-Director of SSU’s Dance program, opens their sabbatical show PERFECT.RESPONSE, performing at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco, Nov....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.