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Whatever your passion, the Department of Theatre & Dance is here to help you achieve your professional and artistic goals. Composed of active theatre professionals and internationally recognized scholars, UB’s Theatre & Dance Faculty is dedicated to the development of the next generation of theatre and dance artists, teachers, and supporters. Learn from faculty who appear on Broadway stages and Hollywood screens. Network with our alumni studying in top national training programs, traveling on prestigious fellowships, and working in major venues throughout the world. Whether you want to act, dance, direct, design, choreograph, sing, or research and teach, UB can help you reach your full potential, both on campus and beyond. Dedicated to the development of new work, Theatre & Dance hosts visiting artists for master classes, workshops, and professional development.

Area Directors

Chair —Lynne Koscielniak
Director of Undergraduate Dance – Jeanne Fornarola
Director of Design & Technology – Dyan Burlingame
Graduate Director of Dance – Anne Burnidge
Director of Music Theatre – Nathan R. Matthews
Graduate Director of Theatre Studies/BA Theatre Studies – Eero Laine
Director Theatre Performance Concentration – Vincent O’Neill

Faculty & Staff Directory