The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance

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Welcome to the Conservatory of Theatre & Dance! We offer a professional training program with Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Design & Technology. Our goal is to prepare you for an active and successful career in the performing arts through high-level classroom instruction, high-quality productions, masterclasses by professionals in the industry, and summer internships with professional companies.

The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance is located in the Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts where we offer state-of-the-art training and performance facilities at the $75 million River Campus. Our experienced and highly-trained faculty & staff are dedicated to preparing our students for a life-long career as working professionals in the performing arts. If that’s your dream, we can help you make it come true!

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  • Dancers to Perform at Catapult to Highlight ‘Convergentes’ Exhibit, Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hilary Peterson, associate professor of dance, and the Southeast Missouri Dance Ensemble will perform “A Suite from A Choreographic Offering” by José Limón and “About Nothing” by Victor Alexander and Maray Gutierrez at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Catapult Creative House. The performance is in conjunction with the exhibition, “Convergentes,” which features work by visiting […]
  • Southeast Faculty, Alumnus Musical ‘An American Hero’ Premieres at River Campus

    The Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus opens the 2017-2018 season with “An American Hero” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The world premiere of this original World War II musical by Dr. […]
  • Open Auditions Aug. 22 for ‘Cinderella’

    Open auditions for Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music production of Pauline Viardot’s opera “Cinderella” will be held Aug. 22. Auditions are open to all Southeast students and will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Those auditioning must prepare one classical […]
  • River Campus SEclipse Festival Announces Aug. 21 Event Lineup

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus has announced its event lineup for its SEclipse Festival Aug. 21 in celebration of the Great American Solar Eclipse. “Your Bud,” Doug Owens of C106.1 will emcee the day’s events, which are scheduled from 10 a.m.-1:22 p.m. and will feature music, dance and theatrical performances, poetry readings, hands-on family-friendly […]
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Southeast Musical ‘American Hero’ Hits Center Stage on Off-Off Broadway
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Janice Bittle
River Campus Seminary 454
Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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