MTSU Dance Theatre provides an exciting vehicle for professionally oriented performance
experiences at Middle Tennessee State University. Company members perform in faculty
choreography, adjudicated student compositions and repertory works set by distinguished
guest artists in workshops and residencies. Students are also given the opportunity
to travel and perform nationally and abroad.
The MTSU Dance Theatre provides opportunities for audiences to see high-quality performances
of ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance. The MTSU Dance Theatre performs on campus
in the Tucker Theatre in the Boutwell Dramatic Arts building, and annually in the
American College Dance Festival. MTSU Dance Theatre student members have performed
in China, New York, Chicago, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin and throughout the
region; including the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, Tennessee Association
of Dance, Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts and the Vanderbilt Dance
MTSU Dance Theatre Awards and Recognition
In May 2012 seven students accompanied Professor Kim Neal Nofsinger to China, where they had the incredible opportunity to perform repertory, teach and experience Chinese culture in Hangzhou City, Beijing and Shanghai. This was the first step in our efforts to develop an international touring program for the MTSU Dance Program.
MTSU Dance Theatre was selected by a panel of adjudicators for inclusion in the American College Dance Festival Association Gala Concert in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
MTSU Dance Theatre was selected to preform for the 'Breaking Ground Dance Festival' in Tempe, Arizona in 2008 - 2010.
MTSU Dance Theatre toured "Pond" by Alwin Nikolais to cities throughout the US. The company's performance of "Pond" for the Hunter College "Sharing the Legacy" series earned a favorable review in The New York Times.