At Bowdoin, the Department of Theater and Dance empowers and challenges students within an environment that fosters imaginative exploration, rigorous thinking, and the development of performing artists and thinkers who will shape performance in the twenty-first century.

The purpose of performance is to challenge our perceptions and understanding of the world, and excellence in the performing arts requires us to engage with both theory and practice. Students can be a part of theater and dance through classes, performing in departmental shows, working backstage, or joining one of the many student theater and dance groups on campus.

All students are encouraged to participate regardless of prior experience.

Spring Dance Concert, 2018

Students from the Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance perform original works choreographed by faculty members Aretha Aoki, Gwyneth Jones, and Vanessa Anspaugh.