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, 2022 - February 28, 2022
Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall and Urban Arts Space
February 10, 2022
Wexner Center for the Arts, Film and Video Theatre
March 3, 2022
Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall

Recent News

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…

November 16, 2021
Greater Columbus Arts Council Announces Inaugural Recipients of Artists Elevated Awards

A national jury has selected the first two recipients of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s (Arts Council…

November 5, 2021

A year-long series of digital performances, talks, and traces
Nov 01, 2021 – Jun 30, 2022
Wexner Center for the Arts

Dance innovator and intermedia artist Norah Zuniga Shaw (…

November 4, 2021

Congratulations to Ana Elena Puga (Theater), Victor M. Espinosa (Sociology), and Harmony Bench (Dance) for their research, which was recognized at this year’s American Society for Theater Research…

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Bebe Miller
Emerita Professor
Oded Huberman
Interdisciplinary Production Manager
Michael Kelly Bruce
Emeritus Associate Professor