For five theatre students and their professor, Thanksgiving 2023 is not one they will soon forget. Instead of spending the holiday with their families, they were made to feel at home more than 6,000 miles away in Ankara, Türkiye, celebrating the American dinner tradition as guests of their newly formed friends from Bilkent University.
Spring semester is here and so is our annual showcase, "DanceTech!" From February 22-24, audience members will experience this captivating, diverse array of original choreography. DanceTech features works from B.F.A student Emma Hale, guest artist Jamy Meek, and other pieces created by our dance faculty. We want to share some of the behind-the-scenes inspiration for two of these dances to give you a taste of what you’ll see on stage.
This year, my twelfth chairing this School, has been one of our best, and that’s due to the fact that we never stop growing; in fact, one of the reasons I love my position at TTU is that I am fortunate enough to lead the best theatre and dance faculty imaginable.
How is it already December?!? This semester has simply flown by. This academic year has been jam-packed – renovations in the dance building over the summer; writing our accreditation self-study in preparation for our visit; auditions for our dance productions and rehearsals; recruiting trips and hosting our fall College Day; our NASD site visit during our performances of Fall Dance Festival; a guest artist residency with dance professional and Lubbock-native, Jamy Meek; and moving into finals week.