Department of Drama and Dance
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Hofstra University's Department of Drama and Dance program provides students with the opportunity to develop and hone their skills as performers, designers and technicians, and deepen their appreciation for these arts as they gain practical experience to pursue careers in the theater, dance and beyond. Many graduates have gone on to success in film, television, on Broadway and off-Broadway and as members or founders of renowned dance companies. Hofstra's close proximity to New York City enriches the curriculum and provides incomparable opportunities for internships and other experiential learning projects.
Notable Alumni Include: James Barbour, Johnathan Brownlee, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Davi, Elizabeth Dennehy, Peter Friedman, Rick Gray, Charles Grieco, Dan Ingram, Madeline Kahn, Lainie Kazan, Irene Lewis, John Leone, Charles Ludlam, Linda Marcello, Joe Morton, Tom McGowan, Joel Oliansky, Brett Oberman, Dorian Brown, Adam Cohen, Richard Ferraioli, Mark Diconzo, Emily Hartford, Erin Fogel, Julie Miller, Jennifer Rapp, Chris Keveney, Marci Scolnick, Kirsten Scoles, Stephanie Stover, Andreas Tselepos, Margaret Colin, Nancy Cassaro, Jennifer Pearse, Charles Repole, Arturo Porazzi, Susan Schulman, Phil Rosenthal, Joan See, Susan Sullivan, Leslie Segrete, Kevin Shinick, Christa Cocciole, Gregg Hurley, Alexis Melonopoulos, Jamie Goldberg, Larry Keigwin, Nami Kakiya, Stacy Cohen, Kara Kapers, Zakiya Kaalund, Makeda Thomas, Salvatore LaRussa, Melissa van Wijk, Nicole Walter, Erica DeJesus, Dina Denis, Tara Dunleavy, Lindsey Leduc, Christina Lynch Markham, Gregg Youdan, Natalie Tursi.
Faculty Info: Professor Royston Coppenger, Robin K Becker, Stormy Brandenberger, Darrah E Carr, Robert L Cook, Caroline M Copeland, Royston P Coppenger, Richard L Curtiss, Christopher Dippel, Edward C Elefterion, Anita Feldman, Stephanie M Ferraioli, Carlos A Fittante, Jean D Giebel, Rod Gomez, James P Hart, Jennifer L Hart, Dyane Harvey,David M Henderson, Melvin P Huffnagle, Kevin M Kennison, Ralph R Acampora, John R Acerra, Bernardo A Acevedo Mendez, Akwasi A Achampong.
American Chamber Ensemble Presents MUSIC FOR RESILIENCE Online Concert
February 19, 2021
The American Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 55th Anniversary, will present Music for Resilience, its third online concert of the 2020-21 season on Sunday, March 7 @ 3:00 PM - on its YouTube channel.
Irondale Ensemble Project Announces Line Up Of 2021 ON WOMEN Festival
February 04, 2021
Irondale, Brooklyn's leading theatrical and artistically ambitious think-tank theater ensemble, and three esteemed curators proudly announce the lineup of the fourth annual On Women Festival, March 4-28, celebrating the lives and experiences of womxn artists.
Inaugural STAY HOME FILM FESTIVAL to Premiere Virtually This Weekend
January 21, 2021
The Stay Home Film Festival: A virtual expression of the quarantine experience through movement on film has been announced! The festival will feature 16 short dance or movement-based films, 10 of which are world premieres. The choreographers, dancers, and filmmakers have varying backgrounds that have ensured a dynamic and inspiring program.
Alleyway Theatre to Host College Audition Prep Workshop
January 18, 2021
Work one-on-one with Alleyway Artistic Director Chris J Handley to prepare for your college auditions.
Garth Fagan, Martha Myers and More kick Off Week 8 of the American Dance Guild Virtual Festival
November 25, 2020
NEXT WEEK, Nov. 30 through Dec. 6, the 2020 ADG Virtual Festival will stream WEEK EIGHT, a tribute to Garth Fagan, Martha Myers and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers/Louis Mofsie, honorees at American Dance Guild Festival 2017 - 'Celebrating Diversity.'
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy Presents HELLO GORGEOUS: AN HOUR OR SO WITH FANNY BRICE
November 13, 2020
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will present Hello Gorgeous: An hour or so with Fanny Brice - The Consummate performer! A New talk on Zoom on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:15PM on Zoom.
THE 2020 AMERICAN DANCE GUILD PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL Celebrates 10 Years Over 10 Weeks
October 29, 2020
Reaching into its archival treasure trove of rarely seen recordings of past events, The American Dance Guild continues their virtual offering 10 Years Over 10 Weeks, a rich collection of video performances of honorees and guest artists over the last ten years of ADG Performance Festivals.
Board Of Directors Of Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Remembers Stanley Crouch
October 23, 2020
The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation (LAEF) is deeply saddened by the passing of Stanley Crouch, who served as President of LAEF from 2010 – 2020. The 74-year old author, journalist, critic, playwright, poet and NEA Jazz Master died Wednesday, September 16, in the Bronx, New York, following a long illness. A private family service will be held October 26, followed by a public celebration of life at a later date.
Studio Theatre Announces Rick Grossman as Executive Artistic Director for Bay Way Arts Center
October 19, 2020
Studio Theatre has announced that Rick Grossman has joined its management team as Executive Artistic Director for the Bay Way Arts Center. 'We are very much looking forward to this collaborative effort and having Rick as part of our team as we expand our base of operations', said Michael Blangiforti, Managing Director of Studio Theatre.
American Chamber Ensemble Announces Online Concert Event
October 19, 2020
The American Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 55th Anniversary, will present its second online concert of the 2020-21 season on Sunday, November 8 at 3:00 PM - at its YouTube Live channel
Amas Musical Theatre Announces New Leadership Positions
October 14, 2020
Amas Musical Theatre today announced the appointment of Tegan Summer as President, Board of Directors. Mr. Summer joins Sharleen Cooper Cohen (Chairperson), Ben Gadon (Treasurer) and Stephanie L. Rosenberg (Secretary) to comprise the Executive Committee. Also announced is new board member Linda Chichester.
Hudson River Park's Annual Submerge Marine Science Festival Offers Virtual Science And Wildlife Programming
September 22, 2020
Today, the Hudson River Park Trust's River Project unveiled a jam packed lineup of virtual lessons as part of their annual SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival on Thursday, September 24. The marine science festival that usually brings kids of all ages to the New York City waterfront will instead host a full day of interactive virtual science available to anyone, regardless of location.
Stage and Screen Actor Alexander Zale Passes Away at Age 89
September 22, 2020
Alexander Zale, an actor who had a long and illustrious career on New York, European, and regional stages, as well as roles in several iconic movies and TV shows, died peacefully at home in Los Angeles of complications from Parkinson's disease.
Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2020 Season
September 18, 2020
Irish Arts Center (IAC), based in New York City and renowned for presenting the best in Irish and Irish-American arts and culture, today announced its Fall 2020 digital season, boldly expanding the organization's approach to connecting with remote audiences through powerful work and deeply engaging online courses and events. S
BWW Interview: Meet the Fabulous Couple of OLD SHOW QUEENS- Streaming Now!
September 10, 2020
Dying for a new diversion in the absence of live theatre? Look no further than Old Show Queens- a 13-episode web series that is streaming now!