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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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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

September 22, 2021
Barnett Center Collaboratory (Sullivant 141) or Zoom
October 7, 2021
Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall
October 8, 2021
Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall
October 25, 2021
Zoom

Recent News

August 11, 2021

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA awarded Dance Professor Crystal Michelle Perkins with the 2021 Princess Grace Honoraria Award for Choreography. She was nominated by South Chicago Dance Theater…

August 9, 2021

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) awarded Ohio State Dance Professor Nyama McCarthy-Brown with the 2021 Outstanding Dance Educator (Higher Education) Award, to be presented at the…

August 2, 2021
Our Experience of Art in Conversation with Life

Jacquie Sochacki-Pittman, Ohio State MFA Candidate in Dance
Jul 26, 2021
From: wexarts.org 

So much of our time over the past…

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 …

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Susan Van Pelt Petry
Professor, Interim Chair
Associate Professor
Production Manager
Edward Taketa
Lecturer