OhioDance is committed to secure the foothold of dance in Ohio through increasing visibility, firming viability, and elevating the position of dance in Ohio.

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OhioDance Podcast “A State Of Dance”

Season One, Episode Six:
S1 E6 · A State of Dance
The Unstoppable Force that is Damien Highfield

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Season One, Episode Six: November’s guest is Damien Highfield. Damien began dancing at the age of four in his hometown of Columbus, where he trained at Balletmet for ten years, then became a member of Balletmet/Jazzmet. He went to Butler University in Indianapolis. From there Damien performed for Atlanta Ballet, Ohio Ballet and GroundWorks DanceTheater. He is set to retire from dance this season and will focus his attention on the management of Stage Center, a dance apparel store located in Akron

Host: Rodney Veal

Executive Producer: Jane D’Angelo

Editor and Audio Technician: Jessica Cavender

Music Composition: Matthew Peyton Dixon


OhioDance is a State-wide service organization that supports the entire dance ecosystem in Ohio.

Mission Statement: To secure the foothold of dance in Ohio through increasing visibility, firming viability, and elevating the position of dance in Ohio.
Purpose: Keeping dance alive.
Values: Respect, Integrity, Love of Dance, Intentionality of Cultural Diversity, Relationships, Connection, and Community.
Vision:A communal physical space to share the power and joy of dance.

OhioDance works diligently to advocate at every level of government and in every community about the impact dance has on the state’s economy, and also the impact it has on quality of life and educational attainment.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioDance presents the arts to the community through festivals, conferences, performance opportunities, a Virtual Dance Collection, educational resources, professional networking, newsletters, and dance artist services. OhioDance is dedicated to ensure equity for all races, genders, orientations, and beliefs, related to programming, constituents, members, partners and vendors.

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OhioDance is supported through grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Foundation, The Ohio State University Dance Preservation Fund, Akron Community Fund, and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.

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