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.


Public Enemy: Flint

UM-Flint Theatre & Dance students are getting real life experience as lead partners in Public Enemy: Flint, a response by local, national, and international arts and community organizations to the ongoing water crisis.

Public Enemy: Flint

Attend free public performances:

Held June 8, 9, and 10, at 6 p.m. in the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village Gym, located at 4119 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48505.

Each performance followed by discussion and food.

Questions? Call Leon El-Alamin at (810) 835-8304.


Jennifer Damiano

UMF Brings Broadway to Flint

UMF Department of Theate & Dance works with Straight From New York to bring Broadway actors to Flint. In April 2017, our Musical Theatre Workshop course interviewed Michael Compayno through skype to learn about his career path that took him to New York.

In October 2016, Tony Award nominated actress Jennifer Damiano spent the day with UM-Flint Theatre & Dance students. Jennifer played Natalie in the original Broadway production of Next to Normal. Throughout the day she partipated in a Q & A session, an audition workshop, masterclass with the cast of UM-Flint's Next to Normal and then finished the day with a free concert open to the public. 

These opportunities bring the realities of living and working in theatre into our classrooms. Your ticket purchases and donations help to make this special events possible. Donate today!

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