Department of

Drama & Dance

Deepen your appreciation for the performing arts and gain practical experience on stage and behind the scenes to pursue careers in the theater, dance, and beyond. Hofstra’s proximity to New York City enriches the curriculum and provides access to innumerable professional performances, auditions, internships, and extracurricular workshops.

Recognized As:

One of the "Top Acting Schools in New York" by

One of the Top 10 Best Drama Schools in New York by Acting in London


Our Programs

Our Drama program prepares you for careers in acting, directing, design, and production in the competitive worlds of theater, film, and television.

A major in Dance offers you a well-rounded education in all forms and styles of dance and choreography. See which program is right for you.

See a Show


The department presents six plays and two dance concerts per academic year, including the annual Shakespeare Festival, a large scale musical, and the Student Rep. Learn what’s in the works and how you can see our professional quality productions.


At Hofstra

The Student Experience

In the department, you have plenty of opportunities to get involved, gain experience, have fun, and advance your education.

Contact Us

Office Information

Room 102 Emily Lowe Hall                                                                                    Phone: 516-463-5444
Fax: 516-463-4001

Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Department Chair

Professor Ilona Pierce
Room 104 Emily Lowe Hall

Dance concert photos by Johan Elbers