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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  • 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 […]
  • Southeast Student Bringing Joy of Dance to Those in Need

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Hannah Misenheimer is spending her summer sharing her love for dance with those affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Misenheimer, a dance major from Arlington, Tennessee, is dancing and teaching with the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) ® in New York City. In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered […]
  • Alpizar Singing, Dancing in Cedar Point’s ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Jose Alpizar has landed in the roller coaster capital of the world this summer, where the twists and turns of multiple daily performances have been an ultimate thrill ride. The musical theatre major is singing and dancing the summer away in “Lights, Camera, Action!” at Cedar Point, a show at […]
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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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