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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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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

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July 27, 2021

The Dance Studies Association (DSA) presented the 2021 Selma Jeanne Cohen Award to Ph.D. Student Alissa Elegant for "Dancing Revolutionary Change: China Railway Cultural Work Troupe's Dance Drama …

July 27, 2021

The Office Student Academic Success—Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (UR&CI) offers the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award to honor individuals who have…

July 22, 2021

Susan Van Pelt Petry, a professor in the Department of Dance, was named the department’s interim chair for a one-year term, effective July 1. She previously chaired the department from 2006-15 and…

July 22, 2021

Assistant Professor of Dance Crystal Michelle Perkins received the 2021 Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award for her outstanding mentoring and leadership on behalf of women in…

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