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Modesto Junior College

Theatre and Dance

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About the Theatre and Dance Programs

Prepare yourself for a creative job in the exciting world of live theatre and dance production. Modesto Junior College's Theatre and Dance program offers many opportunities to collaborate on live performance events.

The Theatre Program at MJC is designed to prepare students to work in professional or semi-professional theatre situations or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to pursue additional classes that may include preparation for teaching theatre. The program is designed to teach students the techniques of acting, dance, costuming, directing, playwriting, lighting, makeup, oral interpretation, stage design, and children's theatre. Students have the opportunity to act in major productions.

Opportunities also exist for narrators, playwrights, costume designers, wardrobe workers, makeup and hair stylists, lighting or set designers, stage managers, and actors. Graduates find marketing and advertising positions, becoming publicists, booking agents, or sales representatives.



Michael Lynch, PAC 210
Directing, Acting, Playwriting

Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, PAC 217
Directing, Acting, Improvisation

Kim T. Davis, PAC 209
Dance, Choreography

Lori Bryhni, PAC 
Adjunct Instructor - Dance, Choreography

Coleen Patterson, Cabaret West 
Adjunct Instructor - Dance

Anne Shanto, PAC 
Adjunct Instructor - Costume Design, Makeup
Performing Arts Costume Specialist

Kevin Saunders, PAC
Adjunct Instructor - Stagecraft, Lighting Design
Performing Arts Production Specialist

Ty Van Helton, PAC 
Adjunct Instructor - Stagecraft
Performing Arts Production Specialist

Jacquelin Wingett, PAC 205
Adjunct Instructor - Stage Management

Degrees and Awards

Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Dance *New Fall 2016
Skills Recognition Award:  Design and Technical Theatre
Skills Recognition Award:  Theatre Performance
Skills Recognition Award:  Recording Arts

Arts, Humanities and Communications

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(209) 575-6081