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Theatre & Dance News

November 29, 2022

Christian Ruiz Hustles and Scores Big!

In the short time since Christian Ruiz (MFA, 2021) graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Theatre & Dance, he has accomplished more than he could ever have anticipated. Though plenty of our graduates have gone on to develop fruitful artistic careers, it is rare that they do so in such an explosive manner.

November 29, 2022

Meet our December 2022 Graduates!

In December, the School of Theatre & Dance will celebrate the graduation of nine students from across all of its undergraduate and graduate programs. We caught up with a few of them to learn more about their time at Texas Tech and what they are up to next!

November 29, 2022

Melissa Brading’s Road to Lubbock

Dance runs in Melissa Brading’s family. Her mother was a dancer and introduced her daughter to the art form at an early age. With this family history plus a little inspiration from the “cool” dancers at the local mall, by age seven, Brading was enrolled in classes at a competition dance studio in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.

November 29, 2022

Shedding the Constraints of Cultural Femininity

Drawn to the idea of the primal, the carnal, and the Bacchanalian, Sarah Mayhew wants to explore what may happen if women were to shed the constraints of cultural femininity and succumb to their sometimes hidden and potentially dangerous appetites. "The Secretaries" answers the call with just the right combination of horror, camp, satire, and somehow, comedy.