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

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Recent News

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…

March 30, 2021

On March 18, 2021, MFA Students Tara Lee Burns and KJ Dye both received the Graduate Associate Teaching Award, Ohio State’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate…

March 26, 2021

Working with OhioDance as their fiscal agent, Professor Susan Van Pelt Petry and Assistant Professor Crystal Michelle Perkins received a Greater Columbus Arts Council grant for their performance…

March 15, 2021


The Dance Preservation Fund (641562) was established in 1994 to further the recording of dance, supporting projects dealing with Labanotation or other notation systems, movement…