2015

2015

We aspire to give our students the skills and imagination to be leaders in the field of dance and in their communities. Our graduating class of 2015 confirms that…
The Grand Reopening of Sullivant Hall took place on Sept. 20, 2014. It was a grand occasion marking our return home after two years of displacement. Dave Covey took on…
Commissioned by the College of Arts and Sciences, choreographer Stephan Koplowitz created a promenade, site-specific and site-inspired performance event to celebrate the grand reopening. Sullivant’s…
New Lucy Choreographer: Susan Rethorst Maddie Leonard-Rose, BFA ’17 I remember first meeting Susan Rethorst in late September 2014, when she served as a guest artist…
By Candace Feck The alumni reunion brought together many decades of dancers on Sept. 20 and 21. Close to 100 past and present students mixed with current and former faculty of the department in a…
From the local scene to the international stage, the Department of Dance is out and about in our communities. With generous sponsorship of the Karen A. Bell Fund for Community Outreach, the Barbara…
By Susan Petry In the ’70s, I took a workshop with Barbara Dilley. In it we were doing a “leading/following” exercise. It came my turn to lead the group and I poured…
Michael J. Morris I first met Susan Van Pelt Petry in 2008 when I auditioned for the MFA program. Seven years later, I am completing my PhD, and Susan has been chair…
For many decades the department has invested in new technologies to interrogate and advance the art form. Lucy Venable worked with IBM to design a Labanotation typewriter, Vera Maletic forged…
By Sarah Levitt, MFA ’16 The Department of Dance welcomes Assistant Professor Daniel Roberts as our newest faculty member, who brings to the position international…
Faculty and Staff Bebe Miller Recognized at Movement Research Gala 2015 by Dori Jenks On Monday, June 8, Movement Research held its 2015 Spring Gala at the beautiful…
By Susan Petry On May 12, 2015, at the Faculty Club, we celebrated Melanie Bales and Candace Feck as they step into their retirements. Brief summaries of their work at The Ohio State University…
Harmony Bench Harmony Bench began the school year by rupturing her Achilles. Nevertheless, with the incredible research assistance of undergraduates Christine Ghinder…
By Melanie Bales Next year 2015-16 the Department of Dance has the great pleasure of welcoming Ann Sofie Clemmensen as a three-year visiting assistant professor. She…
By Dave Covey As we celebrate Helen Alkire’s 100th birthday and reflect on the legacy of this remarkable department, I felt it appropriate that we also acknowledge the…
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…