Program History

2014

April 2014: Inaugural KSU Dance Festival

 

May 2014: National American College Dance Festival (4th Successive National Selection)

                 Cranial Graffiti

                 Choreography: Stevan Novakovich

 

2013

April 2013: Phase II Chastain Pointe Dance Facility opens

January 2013: KSU Dance Festival Board started

2012

July 2012: Formation of the Department of Dance
                 Chair: Dr. Ivan Pulinkala

June 2012: Rialto Dance Series Partnership started to host professional dance companies

May 2012: National American College Dance Festival (3rd Successive National Selection)
                 Rhizome
                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala
                 Scenery: Ming Chen
                 Lighting: Rebecca Makus

Jan 2012: Dance Canvas Choreographic Partnership started to promote student choreography

Jan 2012: KSU in partnership with the Rialto and gloATL host inaugural "Off The Edge"

2011

Apr 2011: gloATL Artistic Partnership started to promote collaborative performance

Jan 2011: Chastain Pointe Dance Facility opens

2010

Sep 2010: Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company residency
                 D-Man in the Waters (NEA American Masterpiece Grant)

May 2010: National American College Dance Festival (2nd Successive National Selection)
                 CHAKRA
                 Scenery: Ming Chen
                 Performed at the KENNEDY CENTER, Washington D.C.

Apr 2010: Department name change approved to include dance
                 Department of Theatre, Performance Studies & Dance

Mar 2010: National Endowment for the Arts- American Masterpiece Grant
                 Project Director: Ivan Pulinkala

Jan 2010: Nu Delta Alpha (National Dance Honors Society) started at KSU

2009

Nov 2009: Atlanta Ballet Educational Partnership started to promote collaborative education

Jun 2009: Summer Dance Clinic started at KSU

Jan 2009: Bachelor of Arts in Dance started at KSU

2008

Aug 2008: Friends of Dance Board started at KSU

May 2008: National American College Dance Festival (1st National Selection)
                 INCUBUS
                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala
                 Scenery: Ming Chen
                 Performed at the Miller Theatre, NYC

Apr 2008: Board of Regents (University System of Georgia) approves B.A. in Dance

Apr 2008: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center partnership started to promote educational outreach- SYNERGY

2007

Aug 2007: Dance minor enrollment crosses 100 students

July 2007: Atlanta Ballet summer program hosted at KSU

July 2007: KSU Dance Company performs with the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus
                 Misbehavin'

2006

Sep 2006: KSU Dance Advisory Board formed to serve community engagement mission

Mar 2006: Outreach partnership developed with the Dozier Center for the Arts (Kennesaw)

Mar 2006: KSU Dance Company registered as an official student organization

Jan 2006: Recreation Center dance studio opens

2005

Dec 2005: 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 2005: Dance Minor started in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies
                 Founding Director: Dr. Ivan Pulinkala