About us

Wayne State University’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance serves students as a nexus of performance, production, and research in the fields of dance, theatre, and performance studies. It provides a wide variety of degree programs that allow students the flexibility to study these disciplines broadly or to concentrate more specifically in performance, design, or management.  Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 380 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.

Each season, we produce plays, musicals, and dance concerts, all while training undergraduate and graduate students in the art and administration of performing arts.

Department Mission

We engage, educate and empower diverse student/artists through the rigorous study, practice and production of theatre and dance to enrich Detroit and global communities.

To learn more about our academic programs, please visit http://theatreanddance.wayne.edu.

Wayne State University Mission

Wayne State’s mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.

Learn more at https://wayne.edu/diversity/about/strategic-plan