Department of Theater and Dance

Theater and Dance Department

Join us for our fall 2022 performances!

Stephanie C. Davis Dance Residency

Limón Dance Company's
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary Season

Henle Dance Pavilion - Master Class
Thursday, October 20

The Egg, Albany, NY
Friday, October 21
Post-performance – Q&A session with the company at 9:00pm

Tickets available soon! Free with Union ID.

“The dancers performed with a luscious spontaneity...this was alive”
-New York Times


Show Times:
November 2 - November 5 at 7:30PM
November 6 at 2:00PM
Yulman Theatre

Tickets on sale soon!

About Theatre


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.

About Dance

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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.

Mission statement

The Union College Department of Theatre and Dance, dedicated to community engagement and global perspectives, seeks to develop knowledge, teach skills, reveal potential, and inspire connections to performance, design, and technical expertise as a crucial component of a liberal arts education. Our immersive student-centered learning environment provides creative opportunities for personal and collective expression and growth, supporting the vitality of the performing arts in today’s world with an eye towards the future. Our department equips students from across Union College’s curriculum with the scholarly foundation and artistic skillset necessary to innovate and succeed in the field of performing arts, or to use their study of theory and practice to lead with wisdom, empathy, and courage in their chosen careers.