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2018 OhioDance Festival and Conference
Dance Matters: Pathways from Past to Present
Co-Hosted by The Ohio State University Department of Dance
Sullivant Hall 315
1813 North High Street
Columbus OH 43210
The guest artist for the conference is Karen Hubbard. Ms. Hubbard is Associate Professor of Dance at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She received her MA in dance from OSU. She teaches Vintage Jazz Dance, the jazz movement from the first half of the 20th century as well as cultural, historical/aesthetic aspects of the form. She has taught and performed all over the world including African and Kenyan Studies at the University of Nairobi as a Fulbright – Hays Scholar. Karen’s favorite professional memories are of when she performed as a “go-go girl” with the NBC Hullabaloo Dancers; toured and performed on Broadway as Ermengard in Hello Dolly! and appeared as a Paper Doll Munchkin proto-type and dancer in the film version of The Wiz!

The three day weekend will have a Young Artist Concert, A professional evening concert, an award ceremony and three days of master classes. Details coming soon!

Call for Proposals
Call for Presenters – Deadline to submit, November 22, 2017

Call for Performance Deadline for submissions, December 7, 2017

Registration and brochure will be available in January 2018

2017 OhioDance Festival Alexis Wilson, Guest Artist Highlights

Learn more about the Festival


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.