Students have opportunities to study theatre, dance, and digital film in the classroom and through theatrical productions, dance productions, and professional film production work. Students are equipped to find work as creative, highly effective communicators across a wide array of careers in theatre, dance, or digital film. Graduates have gone on to careers in the theatre as theatre techs, actors, theatre educators, and directors. Others have gone on to careers with dance companies, built dance studios, or careers in theatre specializing in dance. Others have gone on to careers in the film industry as production techs or post-production specialists.

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Faculty & Staff

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Degrees Offered

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  • Produce well rounded artist/scholars
  • Enhance the cultural and intellectual life of our campus and community
  • Provide service to our institution, community and profession.
  • Support and encourage the growth and development of our faculty and staff
  • Develop a regionally prominent liberal arts theatre training program.
  • Assist the alumni, and facilitate communication between generations of DSU Theatre graduates.


  • Provide students with a range of production opportunities of varying genres, styles and historical periods.
  • Provide the DSU campus community with productions that enhance the student’s educational, intellectual, cultural and emotional understanding and development.
  • Provide our service area with a variety of productions that enhance and expand their cultural lives.
  • Foster to production of new works.


  • Be familiar with dramatic repertory
  • Know major eras of Theatre History and the associated artists, playwrights and styles
  • Be able to self-assess efforts
  • Exhibit ability to conduct research.
  • Exhibit ability to create and manage theatre.
  • To develop a significant level of skill in their emphasis area.


  • To be mutually supportive
  • To be professionally active
  • To render campus and community service
  • To mentor junior faculty.
  • To encourage Faculty and Staff members to maintain well-rounded and balanced lives.

Our Mission

The mission of the Dance Program at Dixie State University is to provide a diverse population of students the opportunity to achieve their dance education goals by developing the skills of embodied practice and scholarly and creative inquiry. Offering a BA/BS degree, as well as a minor in Dance, the program provides students a broad understanding of dance as an academic and professional discipline through technical, creative, and contextual courses, which complement and reinforce one another.

Program Goals

  • Provide discipline-specific degrees for a range of dance career goals.
  • Support General Education learning outcomes through course offerings.
  • Cultivate community engagement through ongoing, high-quality concert dance productions.
    Increase enrollment, retention, and completion.



  • Perform dance with artistry while demonstrating technical competency.
  • Compose original dance works that implement the choreographic process as creative research from artistic stimulus to finished product.
  • Analyze the discourse of dance, including the historical and cultural development of dance as an art form, from multiple sources and perspectives and articulate an informed point of view in verbal and written communication.
  • Analyze and apply concepts of dance science and somatics to personal movement practice and pedagogy.
  • Implement the knowledge and skills necessary for pursuing a career in the dance field.

Learn from the best

Students in our programs enjoy direct interaction with faculty who have had successful careers in either theatre, dance, or digital film. Our faculty welcome their role as mentors for our students.

Performance Schedules

All performances begin promptly at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Ticketing: For tickets, visit dsutix.com or contact the Box Office at 435-652-7800.

Group Tickets: Group tickets are 50% off for groups larger than 15. Please contact Chelsea Richards at 435-879-4385 or crichards@dixie.edu.

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Ticket Office

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

395 South University Ave.
St George, UT  84770 U. S.
Phone: 435.652.7800
(Closed all major holidays)

Please contact the Ticket Office at 435-652-7800 for any special needs seating.


All events are subject to a bag search failure to allow a bag search will result in denial of entry.

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Production Participation Policy

DSU Theatre faculty reserve the right and the responsibility to control casting and other production assignment choices for DSU Theatre productions. This includes the right to make adjustments in casting and other assignments as student success and the success of the production require.

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Professors Syssoyeva & Eaton will hold auditions together on:

Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6:00-8:00pm on the Eccles Main Stage

Callbacks: Friday, Aug. 23 from 6:00-8:00pm Eccles Main Stage and Black Box theatres

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Theatre Employment Opportunities

Apply for a position in the Theatre program and in some small or big way, be a part of the show.

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Jeffery W. Jarvis, Ph.D.

Dean, College of the Arts

Email: jarvis@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7790

Office: Eccles

Chelsea Richards, MFA

Program Director, Theatre

Email: crichards@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4385

Office: PAB 115

Brian Grob


Email: grob@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4346

Office: PAB 137

Van Mangus


Email: Van.Mangus@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4683

Office: PAB 139