• Dance Unleashed 2019

    Fragmented by Golden Wright. Photo by Lynn Lane Photography. Performers: Hunter Blanchard and Krysta Quimbao represented LU at the American College Dance Association South-Central Conference in 2019 and selected for the Gala performance.

  • Luna Gale

    Photo by Lynn Lane Photography. Guest Director Carolyn Johnson. Costume Design by Cherie Acosta. Set Design by Liz Freese. Lighting Design by Brian Steele. Performers: Taylor Bell and Austin Jones.

  • Permanent Collection

    Photo by Lynn Lane Photography. Student Director Caitlin Grammer. Costume Designer Cherie Acosta. Set design by Liz Freese, Lighting design by Brian Steele. Performers: Taylor Bell and Austin Jones.

  • Fall and Recovery 2019

    Rate of Change by Travis Prokop. Photo by Lynn Lane Photography. Performers: Jenny Keim, Sarah Vickery, Nicole Lavergne and Amethyst Smith. Costumes by Cherie Acosta. Lighting design by Brian Steele. Rate of Change has been selected to represent LU at the 2020 American College Dance Association Regional Conference.

Alumni Spotlight: Yolanda Johnson Avery

      Yolanda Johnson Avery

We have heard of legacies before and the Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance finally has one of our very own. The story begins with alumna Yolanda Johnson Avery. Yolanda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dance in 1982 before returning to LU to pursue her Master’s in Educational Counseling in 1992. Throughout this time, Yolanda owned and operated the Silsbee School of Dance for 10 years in Silsbee, TX, had a 20-year appointment as the Career Services Director at Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology, and is now teaching dance once again in the Port Arthur ISD.

When we spoke with Yolanda she noted how preparing for concerts and learning new genres of dance was amazing, crediting her instructors, and absolutely loving being a dance major. In Fall of 2020, Yolanda’s youngest son, Alton Avery, happily followed in his mom’s footsteps and joined the department of Theatre & Dance as a dance emphasis. Read more



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Your Future

Friendly and supportive, the Department of Theatre & Dance at LU is dynamic, engaging and constantly evolving. We strive to continuously inspire our students and our faculty through a diverse set of curricula, activities, shows and productions.

A bachelor's degree in theatre & dance from Lamar University will provide you with a solid foundation for your career in the industry of your choice. 

Career Opportunities

Actor • Arts Administrator • Make-Up of Special Effects Artist
Costume Designer • Media Producer • Sound Technician
Dance Instructor • Theatre Director • Choreographer
Playwright • Dance
2018 fall dance concert