2012-2014

2012-2014

Dear Reader, Welcome to the latest edition of Inform. On hiatus last summer, we are happy to bring you a linked edition this year that gives you both the chance to…
Five large studios – three of those with two walls of windows One smaller studio, also set up as hybrid for academic courses One new black box laboratory theatre…
Between 2008 and 2014 the department participated in three large shifts simultaneously, unprecedented in the history of the program. These three shifts affected every…
Susan Hadley: Commonplace By Megan Davis (MFA 2015) Commonplace became my first performance as a MFA student in the Department of Dance. The piece, which was…
Bebe Miller: Hendrix Redux By Jill Guyton Nee (MFA 2014) Many of the highlights from my graduate career involved working with Distinguished Professor and world-…
OSU Dance has been traveling around the globe lately. Whether in our study abroad programs or the creative research of our faculty, staff and students, we continue to…
By Leisa DeCarlo (BFA 2014) Initiated by a State Department Grant obtained by Bob Eckhart, faculty member of the Department of English and director of Wuhan University,…
Rodney A. Brown, Assistant Professor By Leisa DeCarlo New to our department, Assistant Professor Rodney A. Brown choreographed a work that was integral to the China…
Globe Trot By Allegra Angelini and Leisa DeCarlo Award winning filmmaker and Assistant Professor Mitchell Rose collaborated with fellow faculty member and…
Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies By Allegra Angelini Dance on its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies is an anthology of recent dance…
By Leisa DeCarlo (BFA 2014) 2014 Beinecke Scholar, Abby Carlozzo, was chosen as one of 20 students nationwide to receive a $34,000 scholarship in support of her…
By Leisa DeCarlo (MFA 2014) The Department of Dance has been overwhelmingly represented through outstanding undergraduate research. Most prestigiously, the department…
Melanie Bales In the past two years, Melanie Bales has co-edited the volume Dance On Its Own Terms (Oxford University Press) in 2013, created a new work for Drums Downtown, and presented a lecture…
Melissa A. Bontempo-Wiseman Media Manager for the Department of Dance The department mourns the loss of Melissa Bontempo, who passed away in Columbus on Thursday,…
Susan Chess The Music Supervisor in the Department of Dance since 1978. She has earned her bachelor’s, masters and PhD in music education from Ohio State. Chess has given so much to the department,…
Sample of Past Alumni Europe and Abroad London: Sara Wookey (BFA 1996) West Portland, OR: Noelle Stiles (MFA 2007) Oakland, CA: Betsy Strome (BFA 1983) Los Angeles, CA: Heather Sultz (MFA…
Many friends, alumni, emeriti and Department of Dance faculty and staff have sponsored and continue to support the following funds. Thank you for considering adding or…