Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters a vibrant and stimulating environment that encourages creative self-expression and critical thinking.  Undergraduate programs include intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.  The department's nationally recognized and highly ranked graduate program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to performance research within a global orientation.  The department provides a lively forum for faculty to integrate teaching and research, at the cutting edge of their areas of expertise.

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Upcoming Performances

2018-2019 Season Brochure


Join a dedicated production team and support the excellent shows the department presents - apply at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190026  

Please join us for a viewing of work by Japanese artist Kondo Aisuke, followed by a Q & A with the artist.

Areas of specialization: Technique (ballet, modern, street dance, hip hop and/or jazz), Music for Dance, Embodied Anatomy, Choreography/Improvisation.