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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.
The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will soon be home to the world premiere of “Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz” when it takes the stage at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus on Feb. 17-21. From the creator of such musicals as “Wicked,” “Godspell,” “Pippin,” “Children of Eden,” “The [...]
Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present Mozart’s comic masterpiece “Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)” Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in [...]
The Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Second Stage Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents “Southeast Dance Project” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. For the fourth year, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s productions will offer a unique look [...]
The annual “Fall for Dance” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The returning favorite features original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students in Southeast’s Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, providing [...]