Texas Tech University

Theatre & Dance News

March 05, 2024

Kristi Franks: Living the Dream!

Kristi Franks is a proud alumna of Texas Tech University who graduated in 2003 with a BA in Dance and a BA in Communication Studies. She returned in 2020 and completed a MA in Dance Studies in 2022. An award-winning professor of dance at Tyler Junior College, Franks has become adept at juggling teaching, dance shows, lectures, travel, and family.

February 26, 2024

A Growing Partnership with Türkiye’s Bilkent University

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.

February 19, 2024

The Sensation of Movement

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.

December 07, 2023

Our Excellent Faculty

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.