History

2016

Aug-Dec: Schusterman Guest Artist Grant received from the Israeli Foundation

August: Dance Theatre Board started

May: Education Abroad in Israel started

2015

August: 10 - KSU Dance celebrates a decade of program history.

April: Second Annual KSU Dance Festival
                  Festival Recognition: Great Gig Dance Co.

2014

April: Inaugural KSU Dance Festival
                  Festival Recognition: Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance

May: National American College Dance Festival (4th Successive National Selection)
                  Cranial Graffiti Choreography: Stevan Novakovich

 2013

April: Phase II Chastain Pointe Dance Facility opens

January: KSU Dance Festival Board started

2012

July: Formation of the Department of Dance
                 Chair: Dr. Ivan Pulinkala

June: Rialto Dance Series Partnership started to host professional dance companies

May: National American College Dance Festival (3rd Successive National Selection)
                 Rhizome
                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala
                 Scenery: Ming Chen
                 Lighting: Rebecca Makus

Jan: Dance Canvas Choreographic Partnership started to promote student choreography

Jan: KSU in partnership with the Rialto and gloATL host inaugural "Off The Edge"

2011

Apr: gloATL Artistic Partnership started to promote collaborative performance

Jan: Chastain Pointe Dance Facility opens

2010

Sep: Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company residency
                 D-Man in the Waters (NEA American Masterpiece Grant)

May: National American College Dance Festival (2nd Successive National Selection)
                 CHAKRA
                 Scenery: Ming Chen
                 Performed at the KENNEDY CENTER, Washington D.C.

Apr: Department name change approved to include dance
                 Department of Theatre, Performance Studies & Dance

Mar: National Endowment for the Arts- American Masterpiece Grant
                 Project Director: Ivan Pulinkala

Jan: Nu Delta Alpha (National Dance Honors Society) started at KSU

2009

Nov: Atlanta Ballet Educational Partnership started to promote collaborative education

Jun: Summer Dance Clinic started at KSU

Jan: Bachelor of Arts in Dance started at KSU

2008

Aug: Friends of Dance Board started at KSU

May: National American College Dance Festival (1st National Selection)
                 INCUBUS
                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala
                 Scenery: Ming Chen
                 Performed at the Miller Theatre, NYC

Apr: Board of Regents (University System of Georgia) approves B.A. in Dance

Apr: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center partnership started to promote educational outreach- SYNERGY

2007

Aug: Dance minor enrollment crosses 100 students

July: Atlanta Ballet summer program hosted at KSU

July: KSU Dance Company performs with the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus
                 Misbehavin'

2006

Sep: KSU Dance Advisory Board formed to serve community engagement mission

Mar: Outreach partnership developed with the Dozier Center for the Arts (Kennesaw)

Mar: KSU Dance Company registered as an official student organization

Jan: Recreation Center dance studio opens

2005

Dec: KSU Dance minors travel to Shanghai, China to perform in Monkey King
                 Project Director/Designer: Ming Chen (NEA grant recepient)
                 Director: Karen Robinson
                 Choreographer: Ivan Pulinkala

Aug: Dance Program started in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies
                 Founding Director: Ivan Pulinkala

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