April 28, 29 and 30, 2017
OhioDance Festival and Conference
Dance Matters: Inscribing
Co-Sponsored and held at
BalletMet Columbus

On April 28, 29, and 30, 2017, OhioDance, the state-wide dance network organization, will co-sponsor its regional festival with BalletMet Columbus. There are many classes, workshops, discussions and performances over the three days. The Sessions will be held at the studios and performance space at BalletMet, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH. Festival is inherently creative as the brightest talents in dance converge on Columbus to share new ideas and innovations in the field of dance.

Nationally recognized Alexis Wilson, will serve as a guest artist, she will be the guest speaker and  teach a master class combining composition and dance.  As a professional dancer she has performed classically and commercially all over the world. Alexis earned her B.F.A. in drama from the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University. After retiring from dancing, she acted in commercials and later became a casting associate. Alexis has written and published poetry, a full length musical, made contributions to a variety of published works, and self-published her recent memoir, Not So Black and White. Alexis is an uplifting, witty, articulate, insightful speaker who challenges and delights every audience.

OhioDance is seeking proposals for Teachers:

The Call for Festival Presenter Proposals
Now available to download
Proposals are due November 2, 2016
Download the word doc

Download the pdf



Please enjoy these video clips from past festivals.

Please enjoy video clips from the 2016 OhioDance Festival

Festival Clip

Guest Artist Teena Marie Custer Clip

Festival Master Classes Clip

To view performance clips go to our performance page

Video Clips from the 2015 Festival Sessions:

Liz Lerman Talk


Liz Lerman Book Reading


Performance Clip


Young Artist Clip


Video clips from the 2014 Festival sessions

William Evans master class


2013 OhioDance Festival and Conference video clips

2013 Dance as Social Art: Interactive Panel Discussion

2013 Pat Graney What is Keeping the Faith – Prison Project?

2013 Amethyst Inc.’s process and performance of “Hang on, Hang in, and Have Hope”


2013 earlychildhood_education


2013 OhioDance Showcase and Young Artist Concert Clip


Preview of the 2013 OhioDance Festival and Conference

2012 Ann Cooper Albright’s ACTS of Passion 45 second Clip

2012 Dance Wellness for the Teacher led by the OSU Performing Arts Medicine staff 45 second clip.


Support: OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance. OhioDance is supported through grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., and NiSource.