Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance
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Explore the Department of Theatre and Dance

Intense, demanding, passionate and daring. That is the experience of the students who submerse themselves in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Our central focus is to bring out the most unique, powerful and expressive artist possible from every student. Our graduates find success in all areas of theatre and dance, film, television, and in other fields far and wide. We teach the “5 Cs”: creativity, collaboration, communication, commitment and critical thinking. To major in theatre and dance is to be pushed hard to develop your greatest potential and to be able to apply those abilities to your art form and beyond.

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    Theatre: Dance Option and Communication Majors
    Lily Neher ’23 knew from the start that she wanted to major in dance. It’s something, she says, that has always been part of her. So it’s natural that the UNH program drew her here. “I loved the flexibility that the dance program offered and how strongly they encourage double majoring,” Neher says. “I was able to double major in communication and dance and had incredible advising…
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    Secondary Theatre Education and Design & Theatre Technology Major
    Hometown: Dedham, Mass. What made you choose UNH? I was looking for schools that had a secondary theatre education major and when I visited UNH I fell in love with the campus! I found a place where I…
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    Theatre & English Teaching Major | Middle School Theatre Arts teacher
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I am currently in my 5th year of teaching Middle school theatre. I studied theatre and English teaching at UNH. I became passionate about verbatim, ensemble based and social justice theatre. I gained a lot from taking Directing courses with David Kaye and directing alongside Deb…
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    Theatre Major | Music Director, Winter Park Playhouse (Winter Park, FL)
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? Resident music director at Winter Park Playhouse, a full-time professional Musical Theatre located in the Orlando, FL area. I was introduced to the founders on holiday back in 2007 and was hired to Music Direct their…
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  • Chris Cross with high school students
    Theatre Major and Education Masters | Video Production and Performing Arts High School Instructor
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I am currently working as a vocational video production and performing arts instructor at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. I have worked here for ten years developing the theater and…
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