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The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance is a professional training and liberal arts program with a fourfold mission:

1. Diverse Technique Training
2. Professional Quality Productions
3. Career Preparation
4. Liberal Arts Education

Our goal is to provide students with training, experiences, knowledge, and connections to launch a rewarding career in the arts and entertainment industries. Dedicated to the free and open pursuit of broad-based knowledge, Dobbins Conservatory also provides students with a liberal arts education, giving them a multi-faceted view of the world.

Southeast Missouri State University is ranked as a “Best in the Midwest” by US News & World Report as one of the top liberal arts educations at an affordable price, and Dobbins Conservatory is one of the preeminent programs in the Holland College and its beautiful River Campus facilities, Missouri’s only separate campus devoted solely to the arts.

Dobbins Conservatory has more than 200 undergraduate majors and 20 full-time professional faculty and staff, plus numerous adjunct faculty, box office, front-of-house, marketing, and River Campus personnel. The conservatory is also served by the Theatre & Dance Society, an extraordinary community organization dedicated to fundraising for the many co-curricular and extracurricular activities produced each year.


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  • River Campus Summer Arts Festival Announces ‘The Aristocats KIDS’ Youth Theatre Workshop

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is offering a summer youth theatre experience to produce Disney’s “The Aristocats KIDS” as part of its 2019 River Campus Summer Arts Festival. Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s “The Aristocats KIDS” is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable [...]
  • Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ comes to Southeast’s River Campus April 24-28

    “Othello” will close out the 2018-2019 Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus April 24-28 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 24-27 and 2 p.m. April 27 and 28. “This show hasn’t [...]
  • Enjoy Local Fare, Support Southeast Theatre and Dance at 2019 Restaurant Hop

    Enjoy signature items from more than 10 Cape Girardeau restaurants and businesses participating in the annual Restaurant Hop on April 16, benefitting The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. The Restaurant Hop, which takes place from 4-8 p.m., will include samplings from Gabriel’s Food and Wine, Minglewood Brewery, [...]
  • ‘Spring Into Dance’ Featuring Original Choreography at River Campus

    Experience the exciting and beautiful performances of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s annual “Spring into Dance,” at 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 and 2 p.m. April 7 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. “Spring into Dance” will feature Southeast students performing original dance pieces [...]
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Tamara Howell
573.651.2149
thowell@semo.edu
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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