Community Engagement

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Before they were stars, they were students in Wayne State University's Department of Theatre and Dance. Learn about what our amazing alumni are currently up to and submit your information to stay informed about upcoming events just for our alumni! 

Children's Theatre 


Each spring, the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance tours a children's theatre production, at no cost, to elementary schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Children's Theatre tours annually from mid-May to late June. 

Complexions - Dance at Wayne State University


The Complexions Contemporary Ballet Intensive Program instructs its students like no other. It guides dancers to achieve their full artistic potential in the unique and exclusive style of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Students are taught the Complexions Technique through classroom exercises and company repertoire instruction. Participants experience techniques designed to cultivate and develop strong, well-trained dancers who are educated to perform more skillfully and creatively.

Job Postings

Search job postings for career opportunities at Wayne State University and in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

News and Announcements

Read published articles about past and current students and faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Summer Programs

Touring Ensembles

Did you know that the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance provides a number of community outreach opportunities for local communities and schools? For minimal cost, our touring companies will come to your school or community space to perform. Not only are these tours highly entertaining, they're also deeply engaging. Our Touring Ensembles include: Company One (Contemporary/modern dance), To Sangana (Pan-African dance), Motor City Cabaret (Musical Theatre), Freedom Players (Theatre)