Department News

Dance Faculty becomes Department Chair


We are very excited to announce the appointment of Dance Faculty, Professor Eric Kupers, as Chair of the Theatre and Dance Department at California State University East Bay. 

Professor Kupers started his new position in the fall semester for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

For over 18 years, Eric Kupers has served as dance faculty for our department. During his tenure at CSUEB, he has taught many classes and choreographed many of our department dance productions over the years, including one that received recognition from The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). He is also instrumental in creating two department dance ensembles: IIE (Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble) and DanceSing Drum Company, along with co-creating the new Inclusive Performance concentration track for the department.

In addition to the work he does at CSUEB, he is also a co-founder of the dance company Dandelion Dancetheater which he created with CSUEB dance faculty, Kimiko Guthrie.

We are full of joy and gratitude for having him for so many years and many more years to come. Professor Kupers is eager to take on this vital role and to continue to make our program as dynamic as ever!