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Dance & Theatre Department

Meredith's Dance and Theatre Department fosters in students the creative, innovative, and disciplined mindset to engage multiple fields from an artist’s perspective. Students grow in technical skill, artistic inquiry, and critical thinking in class, on stage, and behind the scenes. The Department’s faculty are skilled professionals in their fields, from working actors and dancers, to award-winning designers and choreographers.

Contact Information
Carol Finley
Head of Department of Dance and Theatre, Professor of Dance
8 Weatherspoon
(919) 760-8015
Professional Performance Certificate

Five Dancers with Jazz hands moving on stage

Students who are majoring in dance studies or theatre and wish to pursue more intensive training in their area can earn a Professional Performance Certificate in Dance or Theatre.

Performance Opportunities

Dance »

  • DanceWorks
  • Meredith Dance Theatre
  • Meredith Jazz and Tap Company
  • Creative Arts Touring Company

Theatre »

  • Meredith Ensemble Theatre
  • Stillwater Theatre Company
  • Extra Theatre Company
Strong Stories

Nicole Lawson

Nicole Lawson

Spanish and dance studies major Nicole Lawson found a way to combine her love of dance and language.

Rimsha Afzal

Rimsha Afzal

In this video Strong Story, see how Rimsha Afzal was able to pursue both of her passions: theatre and biology.