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Message from Dr. Ivan Pulinkala

Dr. Ivan Pulinkala
Welcome to the Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University. We are home to the largest collegiate dance program in Georgia and a leader in undergraduate dance education in the Southeastern United States. 

The Department of Dance at KSU offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in ballet and modern, as well as a dance minor. Regionally and nationally accomplished faculty and guest artists provide our students with a high standard of education in our state-of-the-art dance facilities at Chastain Pointe. Experiences in dance production and management, prepare our students as well-rounded practitioners in the field.

Our collaborations and partnerships with the regions premiere dance companies and leading art venues distinguish our program, and give our students professional experiences off campus. Our partnerships with Atlanta Ballet, Dance Canvas, the Cobb Energy Centre and the Rialto Center for the Arts, give KSU dance students opportunities to perform, choreograph, teach and study at leading professional venues. KSU Dance majors and alumni are highly sought after by local artists in the Atlanta dance community.

The KSU Dance Company is one of the few companies in the history of the American College Dance Festival to have four successive national selections to perform at the Kennedy Center. This distinction, along with seven regional gala selections in our ten-year history, rank the Department of Dance at KSU as a leading dance program among peer institutions in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina.

The Atlanta area provides a rich variety of dance and cultural opportunities, and it is our goal to actively serve and be a part of our community by providing our students with pedagogical opportunities on campus and beyond. The KSU Dance Festival and Summer Dance Intensive, provides opportunities for high school students to experience collegiate dance education at KSU. The 2016-17 class of more than 110 dance majors is set to enrich the metro-Atlanta area with public performances, educational outreach, scholarly presentations and innovative artistry.

We invite you to visit our department to learn more about our rigorous curriculum and diverse performance season. Thank you for your interest in the Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University.

Ivan Pulinkala, Ed.D.
(Chair & Professor)