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

2016-2017 Season Brochure



We are very proud that our grad student Eric Jorgensen was chosen out of 71 grad students as a runner-up at the UCSB Grad Slam! 

The UCSB is bringing a well-known Broadway producer Ken Davenport to campus. Students will have the opportunity to talk to Mr. Davenport on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3 pm in the HSSB Ballet Studio. The event is free and there are no RSVPs.

Temporary teaching positions in following areas: Technique (ballet, modern, street dance, hip hop and/or jazz), Music for Dance, Embodied Anatomy, Choreography/ Improvisation.