Precipitate, by Emma Davis, photo by Dan Thompson

The central focus of the UM-Flint Department of Theatre & Dance is to provide our students with a challenging educational environment and richly diverse learning experiences. We also strive to provide students opportunities to work alongside professionals both on stage and off. We are committed to providing our students with the necessary tools, both artistic and personal, to meet the demands of an ever-evolving world and profession. Through intellectual inquiry, imaginative daring, intensive training, social awareness and practical experience, our students stand ready to a place of responsibility in the community at large and excel as courageous artists, flexible workers, and compassionate citizens. 

We value collaboration, responsiblity, balance, empathy and service.


Theatre & Dance

Sheena Lewis

Administrative Assistant

Sheena Lewis has been with the University of Michigan in some capacity for almost 15 years, first as a student and then as an employee. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Communication from UM-Flint, and has worked for both the Ann Arbor and Flint campuses. She has built a reputation on being a tech savvy relationship builder who seeks out solutions to make projects run smoothly and efficiently. In her spare time, Sheena volunteers with the UM-Flint Alumni Leadership Core and the Genesee County Hispanic and Latino Collaborative, and also enjoys taking classes, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their dogs.

Jennifer Damiano

Department to host Broadway actress Jennifer Damiano

Tony Award nominated actress Jennifer Damiano will spend the day on October 14 with UM-Flint Theatre & Dance students. Jennifer played Natalie in the original Broadway production of Next to Normal. Throughout the day she will partipate in a Q & A session, an audition workshop, masterclass with the cast of UM-Flint's Next to Normal and then finish the day with a free concert open to the public at 8PM. Mark your calendar for this special event! 

Flint water crisis inspires portion of UM-Flint Spring Dance Concert

Dance Faculty member Emma Davis used the water crisis to inspire the piece she choreographed for the Spring Dance Concert in April. Read more in the MLive's article about her work and see behind the scenes at the final dress rehearsal. 

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