Performance Calendar

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

Cincinnati Ballet

March 15-18, 2018 mar 12

Cincinnati Ballet presents
Director’s Cut: Musical Masters Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Ballet continues its season with a triple bill highlighting dynamic choreographers paired with musical masterpieces performed with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


March 16-24, 2018Ballet West Soloist Katie Critchlow in Garrett Smith's Facades - Photo by Kelli Bramble

BalletMet Davidson Theatre, Columbus, OH
Tour de Force season/tour-de- force/ Celebrate past, present and future with Tour de Force, a triple-bill performance featuring three commanding choreographers and their avant-garde works. George Balanchine’s Rubies, Jerome Robbins Interplay and Edwaard Liang’s The Art of War will create an electrifying and imaginative production. Tickets are now on sale at

Neos Dance Theatre

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8:00pm

Neos Dance Theatre
M.A.D.E. in Ashland with Sylvia McNair Archer Auditorium, 1440 King Rd, Ashland, OH 44805 Ticket link: Ticket Box office call 419.289.5125 Website: M.A.D.E. in Ashland brings artists together to highlight Music, Art, Dance, & Education in a performance at Archer Auditorium. For Artist in Residence information contact us at

Che Malambo

March 17, 2018, 7:30pm Che_Malambo_foto by_slawek_przerwa

Che Malambo Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH The hard-driving, mesmerizing dance company from Argentina, Che Malambo, will perform at the Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. co-presented by DANCECleveland and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). Che Malambo is known worldwide for its dynamic blend of footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, which is at the heart of the gaucho tradition. Tickets, starting at $25, can be purchased at or call 216-241- 6000 or visit the Playhouse Square ticket office at 1501 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.

Inlet Dance Theatre

March 21, 2018 at 7:00pm Inlet Dance Theatre - Idea premiere

Inlet Dance Theatre Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH
What Do You Do With An Idea? Inlet Dance Theatre’s What Do You Do With An Idea? is a dance theatre adaptation of the New York Times bestselling children’s book by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom (©Compendium, Inc). Using Inlet’s distinct aesthetic, What Do You Do With An Idea? was choreographed by the company’s Founder and Executive/Artistic Director, Bill Wade, in collaboration with the cast. The original score is by Jeremy Allen with Dee Perry’s voice providing narration. Scenic design is by Ian Petroni and costuming by Kristin Wade. The show is coproduced via the LAUNCH performance creation residency program of the Community Engagement Education Department of Playhouse Square (Cleveland, OH). you-do- with-an- idea-1

DCDC2 and UD Dance Ensemble

March 23, 2018, 8:00pm March 24, 2018, 8:00pm

DCDC2 and UD Dance Ensemble
University of Dayton Boll Theatre, Dayton, OH Transparency For tickets: Ticket Center Stage 937.228.3630 More information at season

Xclaim Dance

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Xclaim Dance Columbus Ohio
Light, Sound & Brainwaves Celebrate Xclaim’s 10th Anniversary Season by joining us for a premiere performance of 4 new works! The stage becomes a canvas of color as each wavelength is expressed through a collage of diverse dance movement, unique music and multimedia. Come undone and come together in DekaDance, a new work for 10 dancers. Columbus Dance Theater, Friday & Saturday 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 4pm. GA $20 / Students & Seniors $15 / 10 & under $10.

Neos Dance Theatre Chance To Dance

Findlay  –  March 24, 2018

Neos Dance Theatre Chance To Dance,
Pointe of the Evening Ticket link: A Fundraiser to assist scholarships for students in Findlay OH to pursue dance training locally and beyond

The Ohio State University Department of Dance

Thursday, April 5-6, 2018 – 8:00pm Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 3:00/8:00pOSU Wind and Water-Mazzola crm

The Ohio State University Department of Dance
Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall, Columbus, OH Spring Concert 2018 The Ohio State University Department of Dance undergraduate and graduate students present solo and group works that express diverse ideas and approaches to movement explored throughout the year.

Performance and Time Arts Contemporary Dance Theater

April 6 & 7, 2018, 8:00pm

Contemporary Dance Theater Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH Performance and Time Arts Multi-discipline artists presenting new work, performances Friday and Saturday, at 8 pm tickets available on line or at the door from the CDT’s website, $10 & $12 in advance $12 and $15 at the door.

GroundWorks DanceTheater

April 7, 2018, 7:30 pmFeliseDamienBW-MarkHorning

GroundWorks DanceTheater Breen Center for the Performing Arts, Cleveland, OH GroundWorks presents its Spring Program and special farewell to veteran company members Felise Bagley and Damien Highfield for one performance only in both Akron and Cleveland. Ticket information can be found at or by calling 216.751.0088

The Dancing Wheels Company presents “Pinocchio”

April 12, 13, & 15, 2018Pinocchio_Flyer_Image_Final

Dancing Wheels Breen Center for the Performing Arts, Cleveland, OH
The Dancing Wheels Company presents “Pinocchio” at Breen Center for the Performing Arts. 4/12 & 13 – Student matinee performances at 10:30am 4/15 – Public matinee performance and kids party 2:00pm

Canton Ballet Celebrate Dance!

April 13 & 14, 2018, 7:30pmcanton EPP_5242

Canton Ballet Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Avenue N., in Canton, Ohio
Celebrate Dance! Canton Ballet will present Celebrate Dance! The repertory program offers pieces hand selected by artistic and executive director Cassandra Crowley in a program of classical and contemporary ballet and modern dance. With a focus on innovation, Celebrate Dance! presents modern choreographers showcasing the athleticism, strength and versatility of dancers in a diverse display of dance. The event is sponsored by The Canton Repository.
Tickets are available online at or call 330.455.7220.

Dancing Wheels Daring to Be Dumbo!

April 17 & 18, 2018

Dancing Wheels Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH Daring to Be Dumbo!
Lecture Performances for Grades K-3 as part of Children’s Concert Society’s “Spring Concert Hall Series” at Akron Civic Theatre 9:45am & 12:30pm both days.

Neos Dance Theatre Carmina Burana

April 21,  7:30pm

Neos Dance Theatre Carmina Burana – Canton Symphony Orchestra Zimmermann Symphony Center Box Office, 330-452-2094

Verb Ballets

April 27, 2018 8:00pmVerbs Ballet Cain Park-007-Edit

Verb Ballets EJ Thomas Hall, Akron, OH Spring Series Tickets $17-$35, 216-397- 3757
The 30-year- old contemporary ballet company will make its premiere at EJ Thomas Hall with an exciting mix of dances on the program. Including the company premiere of K281 by internationally acclaimed choreographer Adam Hougland.

OhioDance Festival Young Artist’s Concert

April 27, 2018 10:30am

Free OhioDance Festival Young Artist’s Concert Held at Ohio State University, Dance, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. Columbus OH, Barnett Theater Performing students from: Andrews Osborne Academy, Beck Center Dance Workshop, Duxberry Arts IMPACT Elementary School, Fort Hayes High School Dance Ensemble, Hathaway Brown, JsquareDance Mansee Singhi, Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, Momentum, Parallel 40 Dance Collective, St. Xavier High School Thiossane Institute, and Toledo School for the Arts.

OhioDance Festival Professional Concert

April 28, 2018 6:30pm

OhioDance Festival Professional Concert Ohio State University, Dance, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. Columbus OH Barnett Theater Choreography by Sukanya Chand, Sofie Clemmensen, Jon Lawson, Catherine Meredith, Crystal Michelle Perkins, Kora Radella, Mansee Singhi. Performances by Selo and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. With a special performance of Nijinsky’s “L’Apres-midi d’un Faune”.
$10. members, students seniors
$15. non-members
$20 if not registered for festival

Movement Afoot

April 27-28, 2018 MovementAfoot-RhythmStudies

Movement Afoot Van Fleet Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, Columbus, OH Rhythm Studies Movement Afoot presents “Rhythm Studies,” an evening of all-new tap dance works featuring live music by the Powder Blue Jazz Trio. Join us as we play with musical, structural, and sonic variety to draw out the choreographic voices of local tap dance artists. Combining thoughtful artistry and sheer entertainment, the show will leave audiences with a deeper appreciation of tap dance and jazz music. More information:

BalletMet Prince of Oz

May 4-6, 2018 Dorothy and the Prince of Oz Photo courtesy of Tulsa Ballet

BalletMet Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH Dorothy and the Prince of Oz A collaboration with Tulsa Ballet, the Columbus Premiere of Dorothy and the Prince of Oz features stunning puppetry and scenery by Basil Twist, a score arranged by Oliver Peter Graber and original choreography by Edwaard Liang. Tickets are now on sale at

Cleveland Dance Project

May 5, 2018, 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Cleveland Dance Project Independence Middle School, Independence, OH Spring 2018 Showcase Cleveland Dance Project’s Spring 2018 Showcase will feature 18 new choreographers and over 90 adult dancers from the greater Cleveland/Akron area in dance styles including modern, hip hop, contemporary, fusion, jazz, circus, and more! For more info: Tickets are $10 at clevelanddanceproject