Theatre & Dance

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Welcome to Theatre and Dance at Dominguez Hills! We are looking forward to beginning a new year with an exciting new Theatre & Dance performing season. Be sure to review the requirements for your BA in Theatre Arts and a BA in Dance and contact your advisor each semester to make sure you are on-track toward graduation.

Contact Us

Email is the best way to contact us! If you have questions regarding your Theatre or Dance classes, you should contact your instructors directly.


Chair Department of Theatre & Dance
Dance Major Advisor: Doris Ressl
BA Dance Option & BA in Dance

Dance Major & Minor Advisor: Amy Allen
BA in Dance for students starting in Fall 2022

Theatre Major & Minor Advising
Last Name A – K
Donis Leonard

Last Name: L – R
Katie Dowse

Last Name: S – Z
Shaunté Caraballo

-Doris Ressl, Chair Department of Theatre & Dance

Dear Students of the CSUDH Theatre and Dance Community:

AAPI Statement

The CSUDH Department of Theatre and Dance stand in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in confronting the spike in hate crimes. We are deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of all people touched by the acts of xenophobic terrorism that is taking place all over the country, but most recently the terrorist attacks in Atlanta that took the lives of 8 innocent people. We demand accountability from our elected authorities and leaders and urge all of our faculty, staff, and students to stand in solidarity in raising our voices against white supremacy terrorism. We mourn the loss of Soon C. Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong A. Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng and join their families and friends in demanding a stop to racist domestic terrorism. We strive to be a department that celebrates our diversity and believe that our differences are what make us strong. We must put a stop to AAPI hate and racism.

Black Lives Matter Statement

Black lives matter. This is a phrase we are seeing everywhere now, but we at the Department want to emphasize its deep meaning for us today. The phrase brings focus to the prejudices, injustices and racism suffered by the black community since the origins of America. That story is one of physical brutality, senseless death and systemic oppression. We believe that the intention behind that phrase is not to divide us, but to appeal to our common humanity and create a healthy learning environment where diverse voices are not only heard, but also celebrated. We know that we can and must do better to support our Black and Brown students, faculty, staff and alumni. We want to act for justice, to work toward equality, and to listen more closely to understand the diverse experiences of our students. With the artistic dedication of our mission to tell stories that foster empathy for all peoples, Theatre and Dance can be an example of the change we want to see not only in our university, but also in communities around us, and thus we pledge to denounce racism, bigotry and violence in all its forms. We firmly believe that all lives won’t matter unless Black Lives Matter.

Thank you,

Department of Theatre and Dance