We Take Centerstage

We Take Centerstage

Production is at the very center of our award-winning Theatre & Dance program. Each season we produce four plays and two dance concerts on our Mainstage Theatre and Jerry Harper Studio Theatre. Student-directed scenes, one-acts, and full-length plays are also presented yearly in the Harper. Department plays are cast at open auditions and on average more than 100 majors, non-majors and members of the community are involved each year.

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The Department of Theatre & Dance

Theatre and Dance is proud to offer a comprehensive liberal arts education in both theatre and dance, in which students may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or a Minors in Theatre or Dance. In addition to honing performance and technical production skills, students will learn how to:

  • Collaboratively communicate with peers and problem solve complex situations
  • Demonstrate theories based on historical and cultural foundations
  • Analyze artistic works within an informed critical framework 
  • Daybreak Radium Girls cast



    In Performance: Earthquake '64

    UAA Theater students, Jake Beauvais and Devan Hawkins joined Daybreak with a preview of the Earthquake '64 performance. Watch the interview here.

  • Dance in Boston



    UAA Dancers on the Move in Boston U!

    UAA Dance Ensemble just returned from a busy week of representing our Department of Theatre and Dance at the American College Dance Association's Conference hosted by Boston University. Read More...

  • El Cabildo De Ma Gose



    Dr. Flanders-Crosby lectures at Smithsonian

    Jill Flanders Crosby presented a lecture titled Dancing at the Edge of the Sacred: Fieldwork, Art & Archive in West Africa and Cuba at the Smithsonian Folklife and Cultural Heritage Center in Washington DC, February  6. Read More...

UAA's Theatre and Dance department has provided the Alaskan community with quality education and productions for over 25 years. If you would like to be a part of our continuing legacy of excellence,  please consider donating. 

Chandler Braley Memorial Dance Scholarship

Excellence in Dance Foundation Account

Masterpieces of the Theatre Foundation Account

William R. Wilson Scholarship Account

Dayle Skore Memorial Foundation Account

Distinctive Design in the Performing Arts Account

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