School of Theatre and Dance

Kent Dance Ensemble promotional image for woMENtum Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2018-2019 production season with Kent Dance Ensemble: woMENtum. The concert will be presented in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. The concert series runs Fri., April 5 and Sat., April 6 at...

Professor Kimberly Karpanty Professor of Dance Kimberly Karpanty is one of four recipients of a Fidelity Scholarship to attend the Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE) annual meeting in April 2019. Karpanty, currently on faculty improvement leave, is spending the Spring 2019 semester studying, choreographing, and performing in Europe. In addition to her attendance...

Gregory King    Assistant professor of dance Gregory King, is commissioned to set original work on the dancers of Georgian Court University. Mr. King will be in residence at Central and South Jersey's only Catholic University, from February 18-22, 2019 where he will choreograph an original piece for their spring concert. He will also teach a community master...

B.F.A. Dance Performance Senior performs in concert. Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2018-2019 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: “(Re) Imagine, (Re) Create, (Re) Make.” The concert will be presented in the Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent,...

Image from Porthouse Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be the recipient of multiple honors for achievements during the 2018 Season. This year, Porthouse Theatre was recognized with awards in multiple categories by Cleveland SCENE magazine, the Cleveland Jewish News, and the Cleveland Critics Circle. Scene Magazine Producing Artistic Director Terri Kent, Best Director...

School of Theatre and Dance

Dance students perform in concert Each semester, the School of Theatre and Dance hosts Dance @ Kent, a day for prospective students to learn more about Kent State's dance program. Open to high school students, Dance @ Kent participants spend the day taking college level dance classes, learning about auditioning for a college dance program, and interacting with faculty and current...

Shaness Kemp The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome guest artist Shaness Kemp to Kent State for a residency Jan. 30 – Feb. 4, 2019. During her residency, Kemp will set a piece on members of the Kent Dance Ensemble which will then be performed at KDE's annual concert in April. Shaness Kemp is a native of Nassau,...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2018-2019 season with "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." The musical, based on Charles Dickens' unfinished murder mystery, is directed and choreographed by associate professor Amy Fritsche and runs Feb. 22 through March 3 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the...

Dance students with guest artists from Ballet HispanicoChris Bloom and Elia Vallis from Ballet Hispanico recently visited the School of Theatre and Dance to present a Master Class with students. The guest artists led a class in contemporary ballet including rep from Ballet Hispanico's performance at Playhouse Square which took place the same weekend.   

Kimberly Karpanty, Joan Meggitt, and their film alter idem Professor of dance Kimberly Karpanty and associate professor of dance Joan Meggitt recently screened their film, alter idem, at the Phoenix Dance Film Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.  The film was chosen for eleven juried screenings at festivals in Germany, Portugal, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Sweden, China, and the United States....