The Ohio State University

Department of Dance
316 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact Information

Phone: 614/292-7977 Fax: 614/292-0939

Chair: Susan Hadley, Professor

External Relations Coordinator: Damian Bowerman


Harmony Bench, Assistant Professor –

Michael Kelly Bruce, Associate Professor – Emeriti

David Covey, Professor –

Melanye White Dixon, Associate Professor –

Karen Eliot, Professor –

Nadine George-Graves, Professor –

Susan Hadley –

Hannah Kosstrin, Assistant Professor –

Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Assistant Professor –

Crystal Michelle Perkins, Assistant Professor –

Bebe Miller, Professor – Emeriti

Susan Van Pelt Petry, Professor –

Daniel Roberts, Assistant Professor –

Mitchell Rose, Associate Professor –

Valarie Williams, Professor, Arts and Humanities Associate Dean –

Norah Zuniga-Shaw, Associate Professor –

Retired Professors
Helen Alkire
Melanie Bales –
Karen Bell –
Vera J. Blaine – Not in directory
Odette Blum –
Michael Kelly Bruce –
Candace Feck –
Angelika Gerbes –
John Giffin –
Louise Guthman
Ann Lilly –
Vera Maletic
Sheila Marion
Beryl Miller –
Victoria Uris –
Lucy Venable –

Dale Beaver –
Maryanna Klatt –
Alex Dickson
Karen Mozingo –
Danielle Schoon –
Joyce Patron –
Christina Providence –
Edward Taketa –
Andre M. Zachery –

Administrative and Professional Staff
Susan Chess, Musician Supervisor
Carolyn Cox, Production Coordinator
Oded Huberman, Interdisciplinary Production Manager
Amy Schmidt, Academic Program Coordinator
Lindsay Simon, Costume Designer
Carolyn Jakubczak, Ticket Office Manager
Edward Quinn , ASC Undergraduate Advisor
Chris Summer, Media Manager

Program Philosophy

The Department of Dance offers curricular programs that emphasize the study of contemporary modern dance. All programs share an approach that views dance as a humanistic art-discipline and performance as the central mode of learning. With coursework in modern dance and ballet technique, movement fundamentals, performance/repertory, choreography, music for dance, Labanotation, dance history, dance education, world dance forms, African-based dance forms, and lighting, this program is designed to expand the dimensions of the dance experience for each student and provide them with substantial knowledge about the field and a vision of where they are in relation to it.

Degrees Offered: BFA,MFA, PhD, Dance Minor

Areas of Focus: performance, choreography, Labanotation, history, technology, education.

Academic Facilities: During 2011-13 renovation space, 4 studios, use of mediated performance and teaching space EMMA Lab at ACCAD, costume shop and production in Department of Theater and EMMA Lab spaces, class and conference room, college computer labs, department high-end video editing computer stations

Production Facilities: Deptartment new space in Sullivant Hall in 2013

Productions: Faculty and visiting artist, winter and spring student performances, graduate project performances, annual repertory performance usually in spring

Institution Type: Public

Enrollment: 50,000-60,000 in university; in department: approximately 100-125 undergraduate majors, 30-35 graduate students, 3-8 PhD students, 100+ minors, 700+ non-majors

Annual Tuition: $10,037 (resident) or $25,445 (nonresident); for the most up-to-date info on university enrollment, tuition and fees, go to

Annual Room and Board: $10,392

Departmental Financial Aid: Graduate associateships, fellowships, undergraduate scholarships

Other Financial Aid: Loans, work-study, university scholarships via federal FAFSA application,