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The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) welcomes your visits, questions and comments.

TDPS main office: (301) 405-6676
Renee Nyack - 
Graduate programs: (301) 405-6675
Crystal Gaston -
Undergraduate theatre program: (301) 405-6694
Susan Miller -
Undergraduate dance program: (301) 405-6694 
Susan Miller -

Space rentals:
Kate Wander -
Mailing address and phone numbers
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1610
Phone 301.405.6676
Fax: 301.314.9599
Ticket office: 301-405-ARTS or

Undergraduate advising

Below are a few ways to get in touch with TDPS academic advisor Susan Miller this semester (Fall 2020), especially during the first two weeks of the semester before the add/drop deadline. Susan will be available from 10am-4pm for instant messaging. She will do her best to return your Google Chat ASAP and your email within 24 business hours. 

  • Email - always a good choice for lengthy questions or quick questions:
  • Google Chat/Hangout for quick questions (stamps, pre-reqs, and other quick questions) - through your UMD email account to  **This will be the fastest way to get in touch**
  • Zoom appointments for more lengthy conversations. Request an appointment here. These will be somewhat limited due to meetings, appointments, etc. 

Arrange a Visit to TDPS

If you are a prospective undergraduate student and would like to visit the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, please send an email to the coordinator of student services, Susan Miller at and provide your name, phone number, email, preferred dates for your visit and whether you are interested in theatre or dance. Susan will respond to your inquiry promptly.

If you are a prospective graduate student and would like more information about the graduate programs, and would like to visit the school, please contact the coordinator of graduate services, Crystal Gaston at Please provide your name, phone number, email and the graduate program of interest (M.F.A. in design, M.F.A. in dance or M.A./Ph.D. in theatre and performance studies).

Rent Studio Space 

If you're looking to rent studio space in our state-of-the-art facility to work on a fringe show, prepare for an audition, build a project or practice for a dance showcase, contact Bobby Hunter at If you graduated from the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, ask about our special alumni rates.