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All degree programs in the School of Theatre & Dance, with the exception of Theatre BA, require an audition. This year's upcoming audition days are: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 (No dance auditions on this date). 

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"Dance Now!" Showcases Paul Taylor's "Esplanade"

“This year marks the 9th in the ‘Dance Now!’,” said Dr. Yoav Kadar, Associate Professor in Dance. “The center piece of the concert is ‘Esplanade’, by the iconic American modern dance choreographer, the late Paul Taylor. Restaged and coached by our own Maureen Mansfield Kaddar, herself an alum of the Taylor company and an authorized restager of Taylor’s work, ‘Esplanade’ has been performed by numerous companies and dance programs around the world." 

Learn more about "Dance Now" HERE!


For ticketed events, call  304-293-SHOW or visit to purchase your seats. 
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School of Theatre & Dance Alumna Spotlight

After graduating from West Virginia University in 1995 with a master’s degree in acting, Jennifer Tober moved to New York City, where she spent 11 years acting in regional Shakespeare productions including Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and New York Classical Theatre. A versatile performer, Tober also acted in television shows, films and as an extra on many sets.

More about Jennifer Tober here! 

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