Department of Theatre Arts and Dance (TAD) classrooms encompass the studio, the stage, and the production laboratory to provide students ample opportunity to choreograph, design, create, and perform. Faculty, of national and international renown, pride themselves on creating deeply-personalized learning experiences dedicated to the development and future success of all our students. TAD offers liberal arts Bachelor degrees (BA/BS) in theatre and dance and a professional Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre Design & Technology, Classical Acting, and Musical Theatre. TAD is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).
Tiana Chambers (2016 graduate) recently accepted a position as the administrator for the National Dance Education Organization's National Honors Society for Dance Arts. Tiana works in the home office in Washington D.C and oversees all NHSDA chapters in high schools and universities throughout the US.
Emily O'Donnell has been invited to present at the annual conference of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) in Chicago, Illinois. She will be sharing her experience teaching an after-school program to children who would otherwise not have an opportunity to take dance lessons.
SUU students had the opportunity to dance in a short film of international renowned film director, and SUU alumnus, Mitsuyo Miyazaki. The film was choreographed by Kay Andersen, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. The film "Where We Begin" is a narrative dance film.
SUU students and faculty traveled to China to collaborate with the Hubei Opera and Dance Drama Theatre to participate in the "Dream of Helen", a celebration of the life of Helen Foster Snow.
Student Choreographer Rebecca Boizelle's "Watchmen" was chosen to be performed in the Gala at the 40th Anniversary North West Regional Festival of the American College Dance Festival (ACDF).