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Department of Theatre Arts

At Alabama State University, the training students receive in Theatre & Dance is second to none. The rigorous, academically-focused curriculum challenges students as they develop their natural talents and discover skills that can lead to careers as professional actors like alumni Yohance Myles, Samuel Smith, Charlie Hudson, and Marcus Henderson. Students choose their creative outlet in one of three Theatre emphasis areas – technical, performance, or theatre generalist – and gain the experience they need to get ahead as a member of the ASU Theatre & Dance Guild.

Spring 2017 brought the graduation of the first Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance class from the department and from any HBCU in the Nation. These trailblazers are headed to further study and beginning their careers as professional dancers. BFA majors received instruction through four levels of each of the following genres: ballet, modern, jazz, African, and hip hop. To view dance program click here.

ASU Theatre & Dance also prepares students for sustainable and lucrative careers as “behind the scenes” technicians, directors, stage managers, lighting & sound designers, costumers, make-up artists, choreographers, critics, and playwrights.

Realistic, hands-on experience is provided as students perform in and work on mainstage theatre & dance productions, the annual One Act Play Festival, Senior Dance Capstone Projects, and various special events presented throughout the year.


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and explore the curriculum and courses:

  • Performance – acting, directing
  • Technical – set, costume design, light, sound
  • Theatre Generalist – management, preparation


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

Learn more about the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, and explore the curriculum and courses:


Contact Us

Department of Theatre
Phone: (334) 229-6929
Email: Dr. Wendy R. Coleman

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Contact Us

Phone:  334.229.6929
Fax:  334.229.6933

Mail: Department of Theatre Arts
          Alabama State University
          P.O. Box 271
          Montgomery, AL 36101


People of ASU

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    Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart
    Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts

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  • Yohance Myles

    Yohance Myles
    Actor, Theatre Professor, B.A. in Theatre Arts ('06)

    Yohance Myles credits ASU for preparing him to make his mark as an actor, with several movies under his belt, including a role in a major action movie.

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  • Jaylon Givan

    Jaylon Givan
    Junior, Dance

    Jaylon Givan aspires to dance professionally and to teach dance to college students. ASU's BFA Dance Program is providing the training he needs to make his dreams come true.

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  • Lauren Smith

    Lauren Smith
    Junior, Dance

    As one of the first students to enter ASU's BFA Dance Program, Lauren Smith says she is honored and excited to be part of a new legacy at a school with such rich history.

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  • Bridgette Moore

    Bridgette Moore
    Senior, Dance

    Bridgette Moore spends most of her time in the theatre, working hard to perfect her craft as a dance major. While the hard work is challenging, she credits her professors for always pushing her to be the very best.

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