Performance Calendar

These listings update the printed edition of the Newsletter Calendar of Events published in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

GroundWorks DanceTheater Presents: 2017 Spring Dance Series

Cleveland/Akron – March 31-April 1 GWDTSpringSeries2

GroundWorks DanceTheater Presents: 2017 Spring Dance Series
Featuring world premiere works by GWDT Artistic Director David Shimotakahara and Gina Gibney of Gibney Dance, as well as the highly-anticipated reprise
of “Remora” by award-winning choreographer Eric Handman. Ticket information can be found at or by calling 216.751.0088.
• March 31 & April 1 at 7:30 p.m. – EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill Street, Akron

CAPA Presents Anna and The Annadroids:

March 30 – April 1

CAPA Presents Anna and The Annadroids: Faux(pas)bia

Rife Center, Studio OneIMG_1233
(Thurs-Sat) all shows at 8 pm, doors at 7:15 $25 tickets:

Anna and The Annadroids latest multimedia production, Faux(pas)bia, is coming to Columbus! This multimedia concert is full of original music, innovative choreography, aerial performance, and beautiful video environments.

Faux(pas)bia tells the story of a girl who is trying to survive in world that seems to be falling apart and dealing with the phobias it all creates for her. As she moves through this surreal journey she is faced with her fears and unexpected challenges that ultimately give her the opportunity to rise above the chaos.

Anna and The Annadroids create cutting edge multi-media dance and aerial productions supported by surreal video projections and original music. These quirky, robotic, doll-like characters dig up mankind’s deepest fears, desires, and unanswered questions and, like a funhouse mirror, present them to audiences to create a portal in which they can look “in.” Anna and The Annadroids are on a mission provoke independent thought and inspire positive change on a greater scale.
more info at

CSU Spring Dance Concert

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CSU Spring Dance Concert 
Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance at the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
Tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000, online at or in person ahead of time at the State Theatre Ticket Office, located at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

DANCECleveland and Playhouse Square Co-Present: Ballet Biarritz (From France)

April 1-2, 2017 Miyuki Kanei et Daniel Vizcayo, Cendrillon © Olivier Houeix OHX_9274

DANCECleveland and Playhouse Square Co-Present: Ballet Biarritz (From France) in Cinderella Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare Ballet Biarritz cannot be discussed without focusing on Thierry Malandain, its founder, leader and, by all accounts, heart. Thierry Malandain has crafted numerous works for the French dance company that blend classic and contemporary dance into completely original works. The spring performances of “Cinderella” includes dancing mannequins, hilarious stepsisters, and superb contemporary ballet dancers to produce the fairytale of Cinderella like you’ve never seen before. Tickets at 216241-6000 or Performances will take place on the following dates & times: Saturday, April 1, 7:30pm Sunday, April 2, 3:00 pm

Beck Center Dance Workshop

April 1-2, 2017

Sensory Friendly Performances April 7, 2017: Beck Center Dance Education, Lakewood, OH Excerpts from Les Sylphide performed by Beck Center Dance Workshop. The Ugly Duckling, choreographed by Melanie Szucs is based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, and will be performed by Beck Center Dance Students. For more information visit, or call 216-521-2540.  mszucs@

University of Akron New Music Festival

April 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

University of Akron New Music Festival The University of Akron Presentation of original DanceHome3Testcollaborative works by music composition students and student choreographers.  For additional information visit


The Ohio State University Department of Dance

April 6 – 8, 2017

The Ohio State University Department of Dance Presents: Spring Concert Columbus, OH Undergraduate and graduate students present solo and group works that highlight a range of ideas and concepts they’ve explored throughout the year.
For more information visit or call 614-292-7977.
April 6, 8:00p April 7, 8:00p Sat.April 8, 3:00p& 8:00p

BalletMet Columbus Night at the Barre

April 7, 2017

BalletMet Columbus Night at the Barre
Contact: Join BalletMet for Night at the Barre, Friday, April 7th from 7-11pm. Enjoy an evening of dancing, drinks and food, and the chance to meet BalletMet’s Company Dancers. Tickets are $175 each.

New Vision Dance Company

April 7&8, 2017UCAP2_IG

New Vision Dance Company Columbus UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL,  vol. 2, Artistic director, Melissa Gould will reveal works in progress inspired by the challenges of confined space. Audience members will experience inventive movement in the immersive Green Room at Short North Stage in six individual hour-long performances. Proceeds support the company’s upcoming 2017 season. We have an incredible line up of dance as well as guest vocal performances to entertain you. 4/7 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm; 4/8 at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 10:00 pm Where: The Green Room at Short North Stage, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201 Admission: $15, available at

University of Akron Dance Company Spring Concert

April 13-14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DanceHome1

University of Akron Dance Company Spring Concert The University of Akron Original works by faculty Robin Prichard, Tom Smith, Cydney Spohn, and guest artist Leslie Dworkin presented at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.  The concert includes live music composed by University of Akron Music Professor James Wilding, contemporary ballet fusion, modern and postmodern dance. For additional information visit dtaa/performances/

CCM College Conservatory of Music

April 13-15, 2017 DSD_4062Cuningham1

CCM College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati Mainstage Dance Series MASTERWORKS AND BEYOND Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, co-directors Highlights of the program include George Balanchine’s masterwork Valse-Fantaisie with a restaging by guest artist Viki Psihoyos. This concert also includes a world premiere created by Alabama Ballet Associate Artistic Director Roger Van Fleteren, along with new works by CCM faculty members Michael Tevlin and André Megerdichian. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students.

Test Flight ’17 at Cleveland Public Theatre

April 20-22, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Inlet CPT March 2016__DSC0703_107_by Suzanne Sherbundy

Test Flight ’17 at Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH The Test Flight series offers artists the opportunity to selfproduce original works-inprogress, presented as part of a multi-week workshop series.  Week #6 is a double bill, featuring Inlet’s Dominic Moore-Dunson premiering his new work “The Black Card Project.”  This one-character show (played by 2 male performers) examines the African-American ideal of the “Black Card.”  Seen through a single school day, the main character soon discovers where “blackness” comes from and how to attain it. Contact information:, info@ or 216-721-8580

Wright State University Spring Dance Concert

April 20-23, 2017

Wright State University Spring Dance Concert 2017 Dayton, OH Featuring two exciting guest artists.  First, internationally respected and world renowned choreographer, Dwight Rhoden, will create a new work on the WSU Dance Ensemble during his February residency.  In addition, the Verdon Fosse Legacy will be restaging one of Bob Fosse’s genius landmark works on dance and musical theater majors to be presented in concert.  Other dynamic works by WSU faculty and special guests DCDC2 and DB2 will share the evening.  Please order tickets online starting February 26, 2017 at or call Box Office at 937.775.2500 Performances will take place on the following dates & times: April 20, 7:00p April 21, 8:00p April 22, 8:00p  April 23, 2:00p

Cincinnati Ballet Presents: The Kaplan New Works Series

April 20-30, 2017 AnaGallardo-JamesCunningham

Cincinnati Ballet Presents: The Kaplan New Works Series Cincinnati, OH , 513-621-5219 A dazzling, all-women roster. Victoria has chosen the best female choreographers to present their work alongside her, in keeping with the tradition of innovation while highlighting the talented women who are underrepresented in our art form. Morgan will present a world premiere of her own along with new works from Jennifer Archibald, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Heather Britt. For more information and times of performances visit or call 513-621-5219.

BalletMet Presents: Romeo and Juliet

April 28-30, 2017 Romeo and Juliet

BalletMet Presents: Romeo and Juliet Columbus (Ohio Theatre) The Company Premiere of Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokofiev’s score, will tell Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers with all the beauty and intensity of classical ballet. Liang’s inventive choreography infuses sword fights, a grand ball and the iconic balcony scene with passion and elegance. https://www.balletmet. org/romeo-and-juliet/

OhioDance Festival Concert

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 6:30pm

OhioDance Festival Concert
BalletMet Performance Space 322 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, performs “Rainbow Round my Shoulder”; Mary Verdi-Fletcher and The Dancing Wheels company; Ani Javian performs choreography by Gladys Bailin; Katina M. Jennings and Ricky Moore tribute to Bettye Robinson; Alysia Ramos & Mustapha Braimah, Oberlin College; and Ann Sofie Clemmensen, The Ohio State University, Department of Dance. showcase/

MamLuft&Co. Dance Presents Homecoming

May 5-6, 2017

MamLuft&Co. Dance Presents Homecoming Aronoff Center for the Arts Cincinnati, OH  Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the dance company that CityBeat named “The Best Dance Company Pushing the Envelope” (2012) Features new versions of the audience favorites Homecoming (2011) and Double|Sided (2016), plus a surprise piece chosen by audience vote! May 5, 8:00p May 6, 8:00p
For more information call (513) 621-ARTS-(2787) 

Verb Ballets Presents: DanceWorks 2017

May 11-13, 2017 _G7A4034

Verb Ballets Presents: DanceWorks 2017 Cleveland Public Theatre Upon return from international tour the company teams up with the Taiwanese company Expression Dance Theater (Body EDT) for a shared, CPT Box Office 216-631-2727 ext. 501

Inlet Dance Theatre Presents: DanceWorks ’17

May 18-20, 2016, 7:00 p.m.Inlet at Road to Hope - (c) Steve Wagner Photography

Inlet Dance Theatre Presents: DanceWorks ’17, Cleveland Public Theatre showcasing the region’s most adventurous dance companies.  This year’s DanceWorks concert will feature 4 new premieres for the company, including a collaboration with the residents of the Judson Manor senior living community, created through OAC’s Creative Aging Ohio program.

Verb Ballets Presets: Ballet Up-Close

May 19, 2017

Verb Ballets Presets: Ballet Up-Close
Verb Ballets’ Studio Shaker Hts, OH The Ballet Up-Close series was launched to give patrons the opportunity to break the boundaries of the stage and see performance just mere feet in front of them in studio. Stay afterwards to meet the dancers.,, 216-397-3757

Movement Afoot Presents Count Us In

May 26-27, 2017

Movement Afoot Presents Count Us In Columbus, OH Movement Afoot presents its second full-length tap dance concert, “Count Us In.” The program will feature new and revised choreography by director Lauren Squires, assistant director Janet Schroeder, and company members Janelle Maur and Amber Geiser. Guest dance artists include kathak dancer Mansee Singhi; live music will be provided by pianist Nate Shaw. Shows at 7 pm Friday and Saturday, May 25-26. Shedd Theatre at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. Tickets $20/15/10. Group discounts available; contact us via, or 734-355-0909 for more information.