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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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  • 10-Year River Campus Dance Alumni Celebration Set For April 7-8

    The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University invites Southeast dance alumni to participate in a Dance Alumni Celebration—10 years at the River Campus — April 7-8. The two-day event will feature dance alumni teaching master classes, tours of the River Campus, Spring into Dance 2017 performances, a social gathering for re-connecting […]
  • Alumni Dancing Professionally to Showcase Talents at ‘Spring into Dance’

    Southeast Missouri State University dance alumni will return to their alma mater to perform in The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s annual event, “Spring into Dance,” at 7:30 p.m. April 6-8 and 2 p.m. April 9 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Alumni performers and choreographers include 2013 graduates Kelcey […]
  • Student Directs ‘The Diviners’ in Second Stage Show

    “The Diviners” will be featured in The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s Second Stage Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 7:30 p.m. March 24-25 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. “This show is also part of the Conservatory’s Second Stage season, and it is one of the most popular plays in […]
  • Local Business Owners Establish Aerial Arts Program at Southeast’s River Campus

    Area entrepreneurs Lauren Jones and Jeffrey Maurer understand the importance of finding a competitive edge.  Maurer is president of Mayson Capital Partners, and Jones is the owner of The Edge, a fitness and wellness studio in Cape Girardeau.  The couple recently made a generous donation to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation to establish an aerial […]
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Janice Bittle
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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