School of Theatre and Dance

The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event!

Dr. 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.


A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.


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, Sept. 28 from 11 am – 5 pm on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln St. and downtown Kent, near Haymaker Parkway.

Congratulations to assistant professor of Dance Gregory King who has been appointed to a 3 year term on the OhioDance Board of Trustees. 

The School of Theatre and Dance's M.F.A. in Acting for the Returning Professional program was recently recognized as one of the "5 Most Underrated MFA Acting Programs" by OnStage Blog. 

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 51st season during the summer of 2019 with "Man of La Mancha," "Tintypes," and "The Music Man."

School of Theatre and Dance professor Kimberly Karpanty will perform a self-choreographed solo work, MONSOON, at Cleveland Public Theatre's annual DanceWorks series of contemporary dance. MONSOON is produced by Karpanty's dance company, Travesty Dance Group.

Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King has been named a Provost Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for 2019-2020 by Provost Todd Diacon and Vice President of DEI Alfreda Brown.

Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King has been accepted into National Arts Strategies' 2019 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. King is one of 101 arts leaders accepted into the 2019 cohort. The 2019 class is comprised of participants from 3 countries, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and is the largest in the program’s history.