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The LSSU Dance program has provided me with excellent opportunities I could not have received at any other university. My ultimate career goal is to obtain a Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology and find alternative forms of communication with my patients. The dance program has allowed me to choreograph and produce works of art that incorporated sign language as well as work with children of all ages. Because of these opportunities I am well prepared for my future goals and am set apart from other students in a very competitive field.

Kitty Drockton

Fine Arts Studies


This degree will prepare you for further studies in professional schools specializing in fine arts training; for employment in the rapidly expanding arts, entertainment and communication industries; or to apply your enhanced talents as working artists.

  • Fine Arts Professional — Prepares you for working as a managing director of a department of music, arts, theater or performance.
  • Teacher of Fine Arts — Develops courses, maintains studios and supplies, teaches in elementary or secondary education fields or community theaters.
  • Arts Entrepreneur — Performs as a musician; is active in the performing arts and theater; and creates and sells crafts and paintings.
  • Arts Organization Staff — Plans, designs and implements programs and services; assists with administering programs, cultural events and art galleries.
  • Marketing/Design — Works on publications, displays, annual exhibitions, educational programs, craft fairs, galleries, museums and sales.




Professor Deborah Choszczyk

"My hope is that through our dance education outreach program, young children will come to realize there are and used to be many different cultures. If live dance makes learning more real, gets kids up and moving, helps them to appreciate and respect differences, and provides a positive dance experience, I have helped educate the next generation by bringing history and the arts to them."

--Deborah Choszczyk

Professor Deborah Choszczyk teaches dance at LSSU and directs the LSSU Dance Company. Choszczyk uses her dance company for outreach into Michigan and northern Ontario schools. Ancient Egyptian dance was her undergraduate senior thesis project at Alma College. It forms the centerpiece of her outreach program.

Close and Focused

Jenna Perry Sault Ste. Marie, MI

I am from Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Majoring in Psychology, double Minoring in dance and counseling. I have been dancing since the age of two and it has blessed me with so many great opportunities such as dancing at Disney World, Broadway Dance Center, many conventions and competitions throughout various states and country's, as well as working with some of my role models such as tap dancer, Cartier Williams. Dancing at Lake State is definitely a life changer for me, it's the perfect place because everybody is so close and focused and we are all doing what we love! I wouldn't want to spend my college years dancing anywhere else but here.

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