Texas State Dance Division
Recognized as one of the top 25 Dance Programs in the Nation!!
Photo Credits: Jeremy Thomas
Merge Dance Company Presents iMerge
March 3-5, Thu, Fri, Sat @ 7:30, Performing Arts Center, Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Merge Dance Company is committed to presenting, on and off campus, multimedia performances with an aesthetic
that weaves social/political art with innovative art forms. The company consists of the Dance Division’s most dedicated
and gifted students. Merge is a touring ensemble with the goal of recruiting populations who reflect Texas State's
multicultural mission. Merge was first formed in spring 2009 by the dance faculty.
iMerge will feature new work by ARCOS (Austin), Cristina Goletti (Italy), Heike Salzer (Germany), Rosely Conz (Brazil),
Christine Bergeron and Carisa Armstrong (Faculty at A&M), Nicole Wesley (Faculty at TxState), and Merge Directors
Christa Oliver and Ana Baer. With live music by Texas State’s Mysterium for New Music Ensemble (Director- Richard Hall)
Photo Credits: Jessica McFarlene
The Texas State University's Dance Program prepares professional performers and choreographers
and certifies teachers for the public schools. Students' explore several forms of dance and learn to
use those forms in educational and community settings. The role of dance as an art form
and a means of developing sound aesthetic values are paramount in the program.
Graduates work in public schools, private schools, private studios, and professional
dance groups. Some have also gone on to pursue advanced degrees, conducting further
preparation for the profession or preparing to teach at the college or university level.
Our web pages contain information about our newly designed B.F.A. programs, opportunities
for performance and choreography, production photos and the accomplishments of
our faculty, students, and alumni.
Interview of Director of the Dance Division LeAnne Smith and dance student Julianne Way
saying a few words about our Dance Department being recently recognized as part of
the top 25 BEST Dance programs in the nation.
Dance faculty, studios, and offices are located in Jowers Center B178A. Contact us at (512)-245-2949.
Advising for dance curriculum contact Tina Hyatt at (512)-245-1932.
For more information on our degree plans Click Here.