2016 OhioDance Festival and ConferenceJoey Kennedy-0099
Dance Matters:
Paving Possibilities
April 22-24, 2016
BalletMet Columbus
Guest Artist Teena Marie Custer

Spring Evening Festival Performance
held at BalletMet Columbus Performance Space on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:00pm.

The 2016 OhioDance Spring Brochure is available!

To download the pdf Click HERE

Our guest artist for the conference is Teena Marie Custer. Teena is a dancer, teacher, and Joey Kennedy-0120choreographer based in Pittsburgh, PA. She is on the faculty at Slippery Rock University, Pittsburgh and American Dance Festival at Duke University. She is a B-girl and hip-hop dance-theater artist, a member of street-dance crews Get Down Gang and the all-female Venus Fly Trap Crew, and performs throughout the US.Teena Marie earned a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University and an MFA in Dance Performance from The Ohio State University. She represented CM² (Columbus Movement Movement) in Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” in 2007, and was featured in Dance Teacher magazine in October 2012. Teena will be the guest speaker, offer two master classes and perform in the evening performance.

Questions contact jane@ohiodance.org-614-224-2913.


OhioDance honors the life of Cheri Mitchell

OhioDance is creating a new award category for Arts Administration. This will be in honor b78362982z-1-20141119085846-000gm9v6rtn-1-0of Cheri Mitchell a long time arts administrator and advocate of the arts.

Cheri Mitchell passed away on September 22, 2015. Cheri was an OhioDance Board of Trustee since 2003, and treasurer since 2011. She was an arts advocate with extraordinary dedication, power and love. Her memory will live on in our hearts and minds, as we pay tribute to her life and achievements.

In 2015 Cheri retired as BalletMet’s as executive director, a position that she held for 13 years.Prior to joining BalletMet, Mitchell was managing director of the Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus for nearly nine years and the director of membership and education at the Ohio Dental Association for four years. She served on the board of directors for Ohio Citizens for the Arts and a Portable Theatre and represented BalletMet on the Discovery District Development Corporation and Columbus Cultural Leadership Consortium.


Please enjoy these video clips from past festivals.

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 Ohio Arts Council, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation,
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., and NiSource.