Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

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. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).





2020-2021 Scholarship and Placement Audition Days

February 1, 2020 Southern Utah University

       Dance Placement and Scholarship Auditions 9 am to noon in MC 116
       Theatre Auditions for BFA in Auditorium

February 8, 2020  Salt Lake School of the Performing Arts, 2291 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106   

Dance Placement and Scholarship Auditions 9 am to noon 
Theatre Auditions for BFA 

See  for audition information

Our Faculty & Students:

Prof. Nick Blaylock’s dance piece Slog Dreams was selected for the 2019 American College Dance Association’s West Gala Concert and performed by SUU dance majors. This makes five times in the past seven years that SUU has been selected for the Gala Concert by ACDA.

Prof. Russ Benton played the Pharaoh in USF’s 2019 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and William Jaggard and Sir Edward Dering in the Book of Will.

SUU Technical/Production Fellows for USF’s 2019 Season: Ada Lauren Taylor, Spencer Boren, McKenzie Wixom, Tanah Hislop, Jessica Hughes

SUU Acting Fellows for USF’s 2019 Season: Lena Conatser, Kenna Funk, Isabella Giordano, Maxwell Kunz, Quinn D. Osborne

Recent Alumni performing in USF’s 2019 Acting Company: Alex Allred, Reuben, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph) and Marcellius/Priest in Hamlet; Ian Allred (currently a student), Issachar, Joseph and Featured Performer in The Greenshow; Samae Allred, Narrator in Joseph, Ben Cano, Benjamin in Joseph, Trent Dahlin Feste in Twelfth Night and Zebulon in Joseph, Luke Sidney Johnson, Simon in Joseph and Soldier/Pallbearer in Hamlet, Tatem Trotter, Leah in Joseph and Featured Performer in The Greenshow, Recent Alumni in USF Artistic Company: Briannia Howe, Director/Playwright, The Greenshow; Brandon Scott Grayson, Music Director

Isabella Able Sauez – Acting Intern for Milwaukee Rep’s production of West Side Story Tony Carter- Most recently at Oregon Cabaret and Paramount Theatre now at Indiana Actors Theatre, Ruben Pina- Lighting Intern Seattle Children's Theatre, Teeq Hill- scenic Artist Alliance Theatre, and freelance actor, Amanda Dayton - received an MFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida, Natalia Castilia- promoted to the head position of Makeup at Cirque Beatle Love, Noel Perry- hired the Parowan High School Theatre Educator, Matthew Ainsworth – hired as the drama/history teacher at Lava Ridge Intermediate School, Emily Smith- moved from freelancing as scenic artist and working at Lookingglass Theatre Company and other theatres in Chicago to Ravenswood Studio, Halie (Merrill) Robinson- Just finished the production of My Name is Rachel Corrie with Jacaranda Collective.

TAD Online Callboard and Production Calendar