Ohio Northern University

Freed Center for the Performing Arts
525 S. Main St
Ada OH 45810

Contact Person Laurie Bell, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, Director of Dance
E-mail l-bell@onu.edu

Phone 419/772-1693 Fax 419/772-1856
Website http://www.onu.edu/arts_sciences/theatre_arts/areas_of_study/dance


Laurie Bell, Faculty, Director of Dance
Gina Wiley, Adjunct
Brenda Hoyt, Adjunct
Liz Cozad, Adjunct
Amanda Sroka, Adjunct

Program Philosophy

Ohio Northern has a commitment to providing high quality artistic experiences for students and opens auditions to ONU students and area dancers.The program offers a dance minor and working with two dance companies per year in choreographic projects provides a wide range of dance experiences for students. Artists are commissioned to set choreography on a company of dancers decided upon by open auditions. Sometimes the work is danced solely by ONU dancers; sometimes it is an integrated experience with students and professionals dancing side by side. As often as possible when an artist is in residence, master classes are offered.The dance minor is a “freestanding” minor, open to any major in the university. Classes are offered in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Dance Styles for Musical Theatre, Dance History, Dance Composition and Dance and Culture.The dance program has a strong musical theatre component.

Degrees Offered BA Theatre, BFA Musical Theatre, Dance Minor
Undergraduate Majors Theatre, Musical Theatre, Music, Vocal Performance Faculty 1 FT, 2-4 PT

Academic Facilities Freed Center Educational Wing: Classrooms, computer center, radio and cable station
Production Facilities Freed Center
Performance Wing: Main Stage, Studio Theatre, Shop, Dance Studios, Costume area
Productions 10 mainstage (theatre, musicals, and dance); 30 guest artists per year

Institution Type liberal arts
Location NW Ohio
Enrollment 3,000
in department 20 dance minors AnnualTuition/Room and Board $28,050 Department Financial Aid talent awards up to $5,000 annually

Other Financial Aid academic scholarships up to $15,000 annually

Student Company ONU Dancers