Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance provides a thriving forum for the study of dance, theater, and other types of performance.

The mission of the department is to develop and nurture students' capacity for self-expression and critical thinking; to provide students with a general education through the media of theater, dance and performance; to provide conservatory style training for talented young actors and dancers, and to train graduate students as scholars and teachers.

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Artists Lecture: Heather Cassils

Updated: April 15, 2014 - 1:32pm

Visual critique and discourse around physical and gender ideologies and histories

Andrea Olsen | Somatic Visionaries at UCSB

Updated: April 15, 2014 - 1:35pm

Remembering Flow: Balancing the Nervous System in Movement

Thomas F. DeFrantz | Kyle Abraham

Updated: April 7, 2014 - 5:25pm

A conference in honor of dance scholar-artist Thomas F. DeFrantz and dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham