University of Akron

School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration

School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration
Guzzetta Hall
Akron OH 44325-1005

Program Head: J. Thomas Dukes, Interim Director
Phone: 330-972-7948   Fax: 330-972-7892
Email: dance@uakron.edu

Website: www.uakron.edu/dtaa

 

Faculty

Robin Prichard, Associate Professor, modern, choreography, dance kinesiology, philosophy and criticism
Tom Smith, Professor, modern, choreography, history, somatics
Cydney Spohn, Professor, ballet, choreography, history, director of University of Akron Dance Company

Kara Stewart, Visiting College Lecturer, Instruction, ballet, pointe, education

Nick Carlisle, PT Faculty, ballroom, music for dancers, dance as an art form

Dennis Dugan, PT Faculty, technical theatre

Christina Foisie, Head of University of Akron Dance Institute, PT Faculty, ballet
Pauline Howe, PT Faculty, ballet, tap
Melissa Edington, jazz, tap
Christina Foisie, Head of University of Akron Dance Institute, PT Faculty, ballet
Pauline Howe, PT Faculty, ballet
Alec Lytton, PT Faculty, ballet, pointe, modern
Kelli Sanford-Burgoon, PT Faculty, modern, outreach performances
Julie Schullo, PT Faculty, ballet, modern, jazz

Degrees Offered BFA in Dance, BA in Dance with a Business Cognate, Dance Minor
Undergraduate Majors, ballet, modern

Degree Requirements BA in Dance with a Business Cognate: 121 (70 dance, 9 business, 42 general); BFA-dance 126 (84 dance, 42 general)
Faculty 4 FT, 11 PT
Academic Facilities 7 studios, classroom, computer lab, therapy room, Pilates studio Production Facilities 300-seat DaumTheater, E.J. Performing Arts Thomas Hall, Guzzetta Hall performance studio,
Productions Choreographers’ Workshop, fall and spring University of Akron Dance Company concerts, misc. brown bag performances and collaborations, UA New Music Festival
Institution Type public
Location NE Ohio
Enrollment   23,100
In department   50 majors
Annual Tuition $10,946 resident
$19,646 nonresident
Annual Room and Board approx. $7,374-$9,866

Program Philosophy

The purpose of the dance curriculum is to provide leadership opportunities, professional training and liberal arts dance education for students in order to prepare for (1) teaching in public and independent schools, dance studios; (2) performance and choreography; and (3) graduate studies in dance, dance therapy, physical therapy, arts administration and more.

Student Company University of Akron Dance Company

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