Kent Dance Ensemble Performs with Tuscarawas Philharmonic

Kent, OH – The Kent Dance Ensemble, the School of Theatre and Dance's pre-professional dance company, will perform their annual concert on June 3, 2017 in a special performance with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.

The concert, titled "Music and Dance," features compositions by Leonard Bernstein and Joseph Cantaloube and choreography by Kent State dance faculty Kim Karpanty, Barbara Allegra Verlezza, Joan Meggitt, and MaryAnn Black.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Kent State Tuscarawas' Performing Arts Center located at 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. 

Tickets are available at 330-308-6400 or at

The Kent Dance Ensemble, celebrating its 27th year, is under the direction of Artistic Director Kimberly Karpanty.

Since its inception in 1990, the Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State's pre-professional dance company, has been introducing modern dance to audiences of all ages throughout eastern Ohio. The goal of the company is to provide a professional atmosphere and structure that will prepare the selected student members to bridge the gap between a college dance experience and working with a professional dance company. KDE produces dance concerts every year, performs at other universities and in neighboring communities, presents lecture/demonstrations at schools in northeastern Ohio, offers movement workshops for all ages and abilities and participates in regional and national dance festivals. The repertory of modern and jazz dance is developed by the company artistic director and by KSU faculty members and invited guest artists. 

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Eric Benjamin, is celebrating its 81st season and is the resident company of Kent State Tuscarawas' Performing Arts Center.



POSTED: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:25pm
UPDATED: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 3:32pm