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.

Our department's priority is to cultivate artist-citizens committed to leadership, community, inclusive excellence and innovation, cultural equity, and social justice.

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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

Recent News

June 8, 2023

How 3 Universities Are Exploring AAPI Identity, Sharing History, and Inviting Conversation on Campus  
By April Deocariza
Dance Teacher Magazine
June 6, 2023


May 23, 2023

Ohio State Dance welcomes Post MFA Scholar Ryan Johnson in autumn 2023. Johnson (@rkj.dance) is an award-winning artist, scholar and living archive who translates and synthesizes global rhythms to…

April 19, 2023

Ohio State Dance welcomes Alfonso Cervera (he/they/el) to our faculty in autumn 2023 as a tenure-track assistant professor. Cervera holds an MFA in Experimental Choreography from the University of…

April 19, 2023

Ohio State Dance welcomes Dr. Irvin Manuel Gonzalez (he/él/they/elle) to our faculty in autumn 2023 as a tenure-track assistant professor. Dr. Gonzalez is an artivist, scholar, community organizer…