Department of Theater and Dance
Whether you are looking for one-on-one mentorship to prepare for a career in professional theatre, or looking to integrate your passion for the performing arts with another discipline, the Theatre program at Union College will give you the skills and experience you are looking for. Our professionally-active faculty are dedicated to inspiring and training all students--majors, double majors, minors and enthusiasts alike. We are committed to socially active, community involved, anti-racist approaches to theatre. From the classroom to rehearsal hall to productions on our Yulman stage, we offer personalized hands-on opportunities on or off stage for students to participate in devised and scripted productions, both classical and contemporary.
The Dance Program offers an active, multifaceted program with academic courses, various levels of technique classes and performance opportunities for college credit. All students of dance, both beginner and experienced, work with professional dance faculty. The three elements of discipline, exploration, and creativity join to provide an environment of enhanced learning and development.
In a state-of-the-art facility, technique classes are offered in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and choreography and more... Students gain an in-depth understanding of how the body moves while obtaining an increased understanding of proper alignment and flexibility.
Our mission is to explore what it means to be an artist. Theater and dance as an integral part of the liberal arts education at Union College encourage academic excellence and engages students in inquiry and experiences that develop risk-taking, collaborative skills, and critical judgment – essential tools for every profession. Our production season reflects these goals in eclectic choices exploring a variety of techniques and genres from many cultures. We seek to experience the historical, political, social, technical, and artistic choices through performance.