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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
Directing, Acting, Playwriting

Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Directing, Acting, Improvisation

Kim T. Davis
Dance, Choreography

Lori Bryhni
Adjunct Instructor - Dance, Choreography

Coleen Patterson
Adjunct Instructor - Dance

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

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

Ty Helton
Adjunct Instructor - Stagecraft
Performing Arts Production Specialist

Degrees and Awards

Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Dance (pending approval)
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