University Dance Theater
University Dance Theater, directed by Chafin Seymour, is San José State University's contemporary dance ensemble. UDT serves as the training ground for the advanced dance major preparing for a professional career. The company performs works by faculty and guest artists. Recent guest artists include Camille Brown, Doug Varone and Dancers, Kyle Abraham and A.I.M, Gallin Dance, and Mike Esperanza.
UDT rehearses daily and performs several times a year. They perform at the SJSU Dance Theater, the Hammer Theatre, and ACDA.
UDT was selected to perform at American College Dance Association National Conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (2018). In 2019, UDT was selected to perform at Jacob's Pillow, the nation's dance hub.
UDT is open to exceptional Dance Majors. Auditions are held annually in the spring.
Contact Raphael Boumaila for more information.
Assistant Professor of Dance; Modern Dance; Director, University Dance Theater (UDT)