Assistant Professor of Performing Arts-Musical Theatre

We're looking for a new colleague who will teach foundational and upper-level musical theatre courses, supervise capstone projects, and work with colleagues on curricular and school innovations aligned with the professional field of performing arts with a focus on inclusive excellence. Could that be you? If so, check out the full position descrition and apply.

The WSU School of Performing Arts consistently engages in community partnerships and opportunities. These important applied collaborations expand students’ knowledge, networks, and greatly enhance career preparation during their academic studies.

Unnecessary Farce

Exciting News!

Looking for some laughter and a great cause? Look no further! We are thrilled to invite all of you to experience the hilarity of "UNNECESSARY FARCE" at! 🎭✨.

This uproarious comedy is bound to have you rolling in the aisles with non-stop laughter. But it gets even better! The proceeds from every ticket sold will directly support two incredible organizations: the Performing Arts Angels and Roxy's Foundation. 🌟🀝
The Performing Arts Angels is a dedicated group of individuals who work tirelessly to support the students at the WSU School of Performing Arts and its programing. By attending this fantastic production, you'll be contributing to their mission of nurturing artistic talent and ensuring vibrant cultural experiences for our community. 🎭❀️
Roxy's Foundation is committed to "bring live theater to Wichita and the surrounding area through partnerships with centers of learning, charitable organizations and other groups, exposing them to the arts." They fund projects, programs, and foster creativity by investing in the next generation of artists. Your attendance will directly contribute to the realization of these ambitions and help shape the future of the performing arts! πŸŒˆπŸŽ‰
So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join us for an unforgettable evening of side-splitting laughter and philanthropy! πŸ™Œβœ¨ Spread the word, share the excitement, and let's come together to support the arts while having an absolute blast!
πŸ“… Date: June 15-17 and 22-25
⏰ Time: Doors open 90 minutes before showtime
πŸ“ Venue: Roxy's Downtown
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to enjoy an outstanding performance and make a positive impact in our community. Get your tickets now at and let's show our love for the arts! πŸŽ­πŸ’™


Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (Wichita) and Tristian Griffin Dance Company (Kansas City) are joining forces to put together an exciting collaborative event that amplifies contemporary dance in Kansas! Both companies will be rehearsing at WSU for the next three weeks and want to extend WSU dance students a FREE opportunity to take professional company classes with Tristian Griffin (KC), Regina Klenjoski (Wichita), Chad Michael Hall (LA),  and Sabrina Vasquez (Wichita). See details below:

Date(s): Every Thursday, June 1st, 8th, and 15th

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Location: Heskett Center Dance Studios

WSU dance students are also invited to stay after class to observe professional company rehearsals from 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. (week 1 process, Tristian Griffin; week 2 process Regina Klenjoski; week 3 process Chad Michael Hall and Sabrina Vasquez)

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you next Thursday!


University of Veracruz 2023

In 2018, facilitated by past program director of dance Professor Nick Johnson, the Wichita State University (WSU) dance program took students for an exchange of performance and classes to the University of Veracruza (UV), Xalapa, Veracruz Mexico. At that time, School of Performing Arts (SPA) Director, Cheyla Clawson, was a faculty member on the tour and was incredibly impressed with the culture and community of the arts at UV. Seeing the deep impact to WSU students on the trip, the potential of a future partnership was born.