Theatre Professor’s Road to Self-Acceptance Leads to Prestige and Solo Show


Sharrell D. Luckett can’t believe her good luck. The assistant professor of theatre at California State University, Dominguez Hills was not only accepted into the highly selective and prestigious Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab this summer, but she’s gearing up for the world premiere of her … [Read more...]

Student Choreographed, Performed Dance Concert: “Vibratory Frequencies”

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California State University, Dominguez Hills senior Nathan Ortiz, a theatre arts major with a dance option, is showcasing his latest choreographic work “Vibratory Frequencies,” a student dance concert to be held at the university—one night only—on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the dance studio … [Read more...]

Campus Collaboration Brings “Cabaret” to the Stage

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In a truly interdisciplinary production, faculty and students from the theatre, dance, music and art departments at California State University, Dominguez Hills have joined together under the direction of lecturer of theatre arts Naomi Buckley to bring “Cabaret” to the University Theatre stage on … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Students Takes Flight in Spring Dance Concert


What: Spring 2012 Dance Concert: Taking Flight When: Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12, 8 p.m. Where: University Theatre Cost: $12 for general admission, and $10 for students and senior citizens purchased online at, or call the University Box Office at … [Read more...]

Campus Marks a First Hosting Regional Dance Festival

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The Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Dominguez Hills gained a distinction in the world of collegiate dance. It served as the host of the inaugural Baja Region Conference of the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA). Nearly 400 faculty and students from … [Read more...]

Shedding Light on the Fall Dance Concert

Vanessa Mejia (at far left) performs "Once Upon Aurora's Dream," choreographed by Rebecca Ledesma

“Moving through the Light” is a fitting name for the California State University, Dominguez Hills fall 2011 dance concert. The production, presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, debuts a state-of-the-art lighting system, and will be performed by students on Friday and Saturday, Dec. … [Read more...]

Dance Students Perform Faculty and Guest Choreography in “Dancers without Borders”

"Border Crossing" is featured in the Dance Department's fall event, "Dancers Without Borders." L-R: Ronisha Peters, Jasmine Wyatt, Evan Fennell, Nancy Blake, and Chanel Parker

More than 60 dance students will perform a variety of dance styles in original choreography by faculty members of the California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre Arts and Dance—and two guest artists— during the “Dancers Without Borders” concert on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 … [Read more...]

Spring Dance Concert “Elevates” the Extraordinary With Student and Faculty Choreographers

A group dance choreographed by Nathan Ortiz (in center) is featured in "Elevation"; photo by Eli Wedel

Performing such dance styles as jazz, modern, hip-hop, flamenco, and Middle Eastern dance, more than 50 student dancers from California State University, Dominguez Hill will take the stage Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, in “Elevation,” the Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring dance … [Read more...]

“Dance Assemblage” to Highlight Diversity of Styles

Michael Nickerson-Rossi, (at center) is one of the senior choreographers of "Dance Assemblage." Pictured with (L-R) Maggie Hawkins, Jasmine Wyatt, and Courtney Wheeler

From pointe shoes to street moves and all that jazz, the California State University, Dominguez Hills Fall dance concert, “Dance Assemblage,” just about has it all. Student and faculty choreographers and dancers will present a collage of dance styles that include jazz, modern, ballet, folklórico, … [Read more...]

Doris Ressl: Choreographer Presents Signature Dance Company at CSU Dominguez Hills


Doris Ressl will introduce her dance company Ressl Dance! to the Los Angeles area in a concert titled “Signature Moves,” on Sept. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. The dance program coordinator at California State University, Dominguez Hills founded the troupe 20 years ago when she … [Read more...]