School of Theatre and Dance News

Gregory King
The School of Theatre and Dance congratulates associate professor of Dance and Kent Dance Ensemble artistic director Gregory King for recently being awarded the AREI 2022 Pilot Grant through Kent State University’s Anti-Racism and Equity Institute. 
Fabio Polanco
Associate professor Fabio Polanco plays an aide to Creon in "Antigone," an epic tragedy reimagined. Freely adapted by Emily Mann from the play by Sophocles and directed by Lauren Keating, this high-stakes, timeless tale burns with contemporary relevance, as age and youth clash ov...
Meredith and Blumenfeld
Congratulations to assistant professor of dance Catherine Meredith and adjunct dance faculty member Alice Blumenfeld on receiving Individual Excellence Awards in the choreography category from the Ohio Arts Council.
BFA Senior Dance candidate
Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2021-2022 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: AWAKENINGS. The concert will be presented in the Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre located in the Center for the Performing...
Stefanie Batten Bland
The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, welcomes interdisciplinary artist Stefanie Batten Bland to Kent State as a guest artist Feb. 24 – 28, 2022. During her residency, Batten Bland will collaborate with the members of the Kent Dance Ensemble on a...
Photo of Hope Boykin
The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, welcomes professional dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin to Kent State as a guest artist Feb. 2 – 6, 2022. During her residency, Boykin will collaborate with the members of the Kent Dance Ensemble on a work...
Amy Hall-Garner
The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, welcomes choreographer Amy Hall Garner to Kent State as a guest artist January 26-30, 2022. During her residency, Garner will collaborate with the members of the Kent Dance Ensemble on a work that will appear...
She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce that She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms was recognized by the BroadwayWorld 2021 Cleveland Awards in multiple categories.
Disney's Freaky Friday
The School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2021-2022 season with the production of Disney’s Freaky Friday, running Feb. 25 – March 6 in E. Turner Stump Theatre.
Experience Dance at Kent State Dance and learn from Kent State University dance faculty during the Open Master Classes event Sunday, Jan. 30 from noon to 5 p.m. on the Kent Campus! We're inviting high school-aged dancers at the intermediate/advanced level to spend the day taking...

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