School of Theatre and Dance

You can conduct the KSU Orchestra The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the City of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, September 28 from 11 am – 5 pm on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent...

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You can conduct the KSU OrchestraDr. Angela Ridgel, an associate professor of exercise science and physiology, and Joan Meggitt, an associate professor of dance, conducted a joint research project, "Optimizing dance interventions for people with Parkinson’s disease and healthy older adults”. Read more on Record-Courier.  

Screen Printing at the Kent Creativity Festival! A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.   The City of Kent and Kent State University join forces again to present the third annual “Kent Creativity Festival” on Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln...

Assistant professor Gregory King   "Cut Me a Check," a new work by assistant professor of Dance Gregory King, will premiere Friday, Jan. 24 at Cleveland's Zygote Press as part of a live art installation exhibition Past Due curated by former adjunct dance faculty member Megan Young. The exhibition runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 14 with an opening night reception on Jan. 24 from 6 - 8...

Ray Mercer The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome guest artist Ray Mercer to Kent State for a residency Feb. 6-9, 2020. During his residency, Mercer will set a piece on members of the Kent Dance Ensemble which will then be performed at KDE's annual concert in April. Ray Mercer, a native of Omaha, NE, is in his...

Fabio Polanco as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce that Porthouse Theatre was recognized by the Cleveland Critics Circle Awards in multiple categories for the 2019 Season. Congratulations to associate professor Fabio Polanco who was recognized as Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La...

Fabio Polanco as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be recognized by the Cleveland Critics Circle for achievements during the 2019 season. Fabio Polanco, Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha Martín Céspedes, Best Choreographer for Man of La Mancha Terri Kent, Honorable Mention for her direction of Man...

Gregory King    Assistant professor of dance Gregory King will present research titled "Tenure and Race: Faculty of Color Navigating Higher Ed" at three conferences in the Spring of 2020. King will present at Moving Forward: The 2020 American Dance Platform Symposium presented by The Joyce Theater in New York and sponsored by NYU/Tisch and NYU/Education. The...

Dance student Emily Emanuel Congratulations to student Emily Emanuel who was accepted to the Complexions Contemporary Ballet's winter intensive taking place Dec. 27 - 31 in New York City.  A member of the Kent Dance Ensemble, Emily is a freshman B.A. Dance Studies student double majoring in Biology. A native of Erie, PA, she studied with the Erie Dance Conservatory and...

The cast of Hair The School of Theatre and Dance’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre program at Kent State University has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the Top 30 College Musical Theatre programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. In its rankings, On Stage highlights Kent State’s multi-faceted program that focuses on developing...