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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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Upcoming Events

June 7, 2021
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street *
June 8, 2021
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street *

Recent News

April 27, 2021

Department of Dance Chair Dr. Nadine George-Graves announced the creation of the Dr. Melanye White Dixon Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund (317146) at the Spring…

April 26, 2021

Dance curriculums are often criticized for lack of diversity, creating environments where dancers of color don’t always feel welcome. Nyama McCarthy-Brown, assistant professor in the Department of…

March 31, 2021

Pam Tanowitz: "I Would Rather Fail at Something Interesting Than Do Something Boring"
Siobhan Burke
Dance Magazine
Mar 29, 2021

"When theaters shut down in New York City…

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Lindsay Simon
Costume Designer/Shop Manager
Damian Bowerman
Communications Specialist/External Relations Coordinator