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The Ohio State University Department of Dance bears witness to and shares in the pain of racism directed at Black lives. We want to add our voices, bodies and ideas to the national condemnation of the continued casual killings as we also turn inward, strengthening our commitment to anti-racist thought and action as a community.

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Community Conversations

a department initiative to strengthen our commitment to anti-racism and collective action by fostering dialogue and critical thought in the service of an equitable, affirming and sustainable arts ecosystem

Upcoming Events

January 11 - February 28, 2022
Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall and Urban Arts Space
January 17 - January 29, 2022
Urban Arts Space
February 10, 2022
Wexner Center for the Arts, Film and Video Theatre

Recent News

January 18, 2022

Autumn semester was packed, and while stressful at times, it was full of full out dancing and laughter and rigorous thought. Read this edition of Inform for stories about our faculty and visiting…

January 13, 2022

Interim Executive Dean David Horn, Dean of Arts and Humanities Dana Renga and Interim Chair Susan Van Pelt Petry surprised Professor Norah Zuniga Shaw at the Spring 2022 Department Gathering held…

December 9, 2021

Ohio State Dance celebrated the career of Associate Professor of Dance Mitchell Rose at the Autumn Informance on December 8, 2021. Rose announced his retirement from the department at the end of…

November 19, 2021

Are we Ok? by Professor Daniel Roberts was performed at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland, on November 4, 2021. The project was partly funded but Ohio State's Global Arts + Humanities…

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Jeanine Thompson
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Amy Esther Schmidt
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