Ohio University

School of Dance

School of Dance, Film, and Theater

Dance Divison
137 Putnam Hall
Athens OH 45701

Phone 740/593-1828
Fax 740/593-0749
E-mail dance@ohiou.edu
Website http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/dance/
Contact Person Debra McAdoo, Administrative Associate, 740/593-1828


Travis Gatling, Artistic Director, Professor, Modern, Ballet and Jazz technique, Black Dance Forms, Repertory.
Madeleine Scott, Former Director, Professor Emerita, Kinesiology, and Yoga.
Zelma Badu-Younge, Ph.D., Professor, African technique, Modern and Jazz technique, Dance History, Repertory.
John Bohuslawsky, Technical Director, Production, Lighting Designer
Tresa M. Randall, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Modern and Ballet technique, Choreography, Dance History.
Nathan Andary, Lecturer of Studio Dance, Laban Movement Analysis, Dance Pedagogy, Choreography, Modern and Ballet technique Repertory, Senior Seminar.
Mickie Geller, Professor Emerita, Ballet technique, and Choreography.
Gladys Bailin, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Choreography.
Ani Javian, Lecturer of Studio Dance, Modern and Ballet technique, Choreography, Repertory.
Debra McAdoo, Administrative Associate

Program Philosophy

Our four year pre-professional training program leads to BFA or BA within the liberal arts setting of Ohio University. We prepare individuals for future work in the field of dance and related professions by encouraging the realization of individual artistic potential through the integration of creative, physical and intellectual processes. Our curriculum emphasizes modern technique, choreography and performance and includes theoretical, historical and practical studies in dance. Studies in dance technique include modern, ballet, jazz and African. We provide the general university student with studies in the practice, history and aesthetics of dance. Through presentation of high quality performances we contribute to the cultural environment of the university, community and region

Degrees Offered BFA in Modern Dance: Performance & Choreography; BA in Dance
Undergraduate Majors performance, choreography
Degree Requirements 120 credit hours,

Faculty 5 FT, 3 Staff
5 studios, 2 lecture rooms, Video/Audio Lab, ArtsTechnology Lab
Production Facilities Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre, 225 seats;
Proscenium Theater, 300 seats; Ridges Auditorium, 150 seats, Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, 2500 seats.
Productions 4-5 on campus, 2-3 off campus
Institution Type public
Location SE
Ohio Enrollment 23,989
in department 50
Annual Tuition $11,744 resident,
$21,208 nonresident
Annual Room and Board $12,268
Financial Aid talent/scholastic scholarships: Academic and Talent Awards Available