Department of Theatre and Dance

  • UAA Department of Theatre & Dance

    Production is at the very center of our award-winning Theatre & Dance program. Each season we produce both plays and dance concerts in our Mainstage Theatre and Jerry Harper Studio Theatre. Department plays are cast at open auditions; on average, more than 50 majors, non-majors and members of the community are involved each year.

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We Take Centerstage

The Theatre and Dance Department offers 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 minor in Dance. In addition to honing performance and technical production skills, students will learn how to: collaborate and communicate with peers to problem solve complex situations, demonstrate theories based on historical and cultural foundations, and analyze artistic works within a informed critical framework. Please note that the BA program and the dance minor are currently suspended due to UAA budget cuts.

Academic Program
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    Show Your Support

    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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    Secrets Under the Skin

    "Secrets" is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary art installation created by seven artists that premiered December, 2010 in Havana, Cuba, and January, 2011 in Anchorage, Alaska.

    The installation, comprised of media, visual art, photographs and -- when possible -- live performance art and live performance, is based on extensive years of fieldwork in Ghana and Cuba by Dr. Jill Flanders Crosby. 

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