2014 OhioDance Festival and Conference
DANCE MATTERS: Connections and Collaborations
April 25-27, 2014

Co-sponsored by OhioDance and BalletMet Columbus
322 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

Click here to download the brochure: 2014 OhioDance Festival brochure revised

OhioDance, the leading state-wide organization supporting diverse dance practices, will co-sponsor its annual festival April 25-27, 2014 at BalletMet Columbus.

The theme and title of the conference, Dance Matters: Connections and Collaborations, celebrates movement-centered alliances for the stage and the classroom, among dance artists, educators, and supporters.

Special events include a free-to-the-public Young Artists’ Concert performed by students from Ohio public schools, the Moving Works Showcase featuring choreographers and dancers from across the state, special awards that will recognize significant contributions to dance in Ohio, an end-of-festival dance party, and a masterclass and performance by nationally-recognized guest artist Bill Evans.

Bill Evans is a performer, teacher, choreographer, lecturer, administrator, movement analyst, writer, adjudicator and dance advocate with a uniquely varied and comprehensive background of experiences and accomplishments, including the creation of the Evans Modern Dance Technique.http://www.billevansdance.org/

Event schedule includes:

  • April 25-27, 2014 — Ongoing classes, workshops, and discussions for movers and non-movers
  • April 25, 2014 10:30am-11:30am — Young Artists Concert (free to the public) Students performing are from BalletMet, Thiossane Institute, Duxberry Elementary, JAM Dance Academy, Beck Center for the Arts, Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, and Fort Hayes High School.
  • April 26, 2014 — Bill Evans Masterclass
  • April 26, 2014 7:00pm — The showcase features professional companies and choreographers including: from the Northeast: Bill Wade, Inlet Dance Theatre, Or Sagi-Woodson of Verb Ballets,Falon Baltzell, Robin Prichard, and Shannon Sterne. From Columbus: Leigh Lotocki in collaboration with Amanda Platt, Kevin Estes, and Johnny Mendoza; Jeffrey Fouch, Southeast: Diane Germaine; college choreographer, Joy Gross, and dancers from University of Akron dance program. There will be special presentations by guest artist, Bill Evans.
  • OhioDance Awards will be presented to Mary Verdi-Fletcher   for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the dance artform and Kelly Berick for outstanding contributions to the advancement of dance education and the Moving Works Showcase
  • April 27, 2014 — Wellness sessions, informal showings, and dance party

All events take place at the Ballet Met studios and performance space at 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43215. BalletMet is a proud co-sponsor of the OhioDance Festival.

Sign up on our registration page or http://ohiodance.org/festival/registration/

Click here to download the brochure: 2014 OhioDance Festival brochure revised

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Click here to download the registration page: revised OhioDance fest registration form 2014

OhioDance will co-host its regional fall festival September 5-7, 2014 at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, OH. This year’s festival will include partnerships with DANCECleveland, Cleveland State University, Department of Theatre and Dance as well as PlayhouseSquare.

If you are interested in teaching this fall please fill out the applications below:

word file: fall fest Cleveland OhioDance faculty call
pdf file fall fest Cleveland OhioDance faculty call


Please enjoy these video clips from the 2012 Festival sessions. Ann Cooper Albright’s ACTS of Passion and Dance Wellness for the Teacher led by the OSU Performing Arts Medicine staff. To view the full sessions please contact me at jane@ohiodance.org. This is an OhioDance membership benefit. Others can purchase the session or become a member. Thank you.

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., Capezio, Inc., BalletMakers Dance Foundation, and NiSource.