Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance
The Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance is a fabulous, inspirational space for the Department of Dance to make its home. Two gorgeous, spacious studios are complemented by a comfortable lounge area and locker room facilities. These spaces are ideal for promoting both creativity and a strong work ethic while spending long hours rehearsing and in class.
The Gary Hubler Student Dance Lounge, named for Professor Emeritus Gary Hubler, offers
a pleasant area to relax between classes and rehearsals. The lounge contains a microwave, refrigerator, couches, dance
magazine resource center, three computers, and a multimedia resource center. The lounge is close to studios, faculty
offices, and men's and women's locker rooms, showers, and full restroom facilities.
Visiting professional companies regularly give master classes in our spacious studios, giving Webster dancers opportunities to work alongside national and international professionals. Past master teachers include Amanda McKerrow (ABT), Kirk Peterson (ABT, Center Stage, San Francisco Ballet), Alicia Graf Mack (Alvin Ailey), Benoit-Swan Pouffier (Cedar Lake Dance Ensemble), John Gardner (White Oak Dance Project & ABT), Amy Marshall (Paul Taylor & David Parsons), Tom Smith (Martha Graham), Kirven & Antonio Douthit-Boyd (Alvin Ailey), Maurya Kerr (Alonzo King Lines & tinypistol), Adam Miller (PNB), Jo-Ann Sundermeier (Royal Winnepeg Ballet), Sally Bliss (Antony Tudor Trust), Hope Boykin (Alvin Ailey), and Julie Nakagawa (Dance Works Chicago).