April: run(A)way, choreographed by Prof. Thang Dao and featuring KSU Dance Co. students, wins accolades by ACDA and international film organizations.
July: Hosted Omar Román De Jesús and Annalee Traylor through the first Eleo Pomare-Glenn Connor Summer 2021 Choreographic Residency program.
January: Hosted the KSU President's Concert, MOON DUST, featuring evening length works by Dr. Ivan Pulinkala and Lisa K. Lock, in collaboration with the College of Computing and Software Engineering
February: KSU Dance Festival. Festival Recognition: diPA Center
March: Hosted Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Modern Myths
July: Marsha Barsky named Chair of the Department of Dance.
November: Presented Threshold, the KSU Dance Company's first Dance-for-Camera virtual event, with choreography by Andrea Knowlton, McCree O'Kelley, Sean Nguyen-Hilton, and Thang Dao.
February: Hosted Off the Edge, featuring Ballet X and Terminus Modern Ballet Theater, in partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts
March: Hosted American College Dance Association Southeast Conference
March: Hosted BODYTRAFFIC from Los Angeles, featuring an evening of Israeli choreographers
April: Performed at NCUR at Kennesaw State University
April: Student Dance Concert, featuring innovative student works created during the
2018-2019 academic year
September: Hosted Charlotte Ballet from Charlotte, NC, Walking Mad and Redbird
November: Slang by KSU Dance Company featuring choreography by guest artist Jimmy Orrante, Andrea Knowlton, Sean Nguyen-Hilton, and Thang Dao.
February: KSU Dance Festival. Festival Recognition: Great Gig Dance Co.
March: National American College Dance Festival (5th Successive National Selection) featuring Suspended Vision with choreography by Lisa K. Lock
October: Hosted internationally acclaimed Spellbound Contemporary Ballet from Rome, Italy
November: Pariah by KSU Dance Company featuring innovative contemporary choreography by McCree O'Kelley, Lisa Lock, Andrea Knowlton, and Sean Nguyen-Hilton
March: Dance Theater opens with premiere of Ivan Pulinkala's Metamorphosis
April: KSU Dance Festival. Festival Recognition: Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre
October: Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company launches professional presenting season
April: KSU Dance Festival. Festival Recognition: North Springs High School
May: Education Abroad in Israel started
August: Dance Theatre Board started
August: Schusterman Guest Artist Grant received from the Israeli Foundation
April: KSU Dance Festival. Festival Recognition: Great Gig Dance Co.
August: KSU Dance celebrates 10th anniversary.
April: Inaugural KSU Dance Festival. Festival Recognition: Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance
May: National American College Dance Festival (4th Successive National Selection) featuring Cranial Graffiti with choreography by Stevan Novakovich.
January: KSU Dance Festival Board started
April: Phase II Chastain Pointe Dance Facility opens
January: KSU, in partnership with the Rialto and gloATL, hosts inaugural Off The Edge
January: Dance Canvas Choreographic Partnership started to promote student choreography
May: National American College Dance Festival (3rd Successive National Selection) featuring Rhizome with choreography by Ivan Pulinkala, scenery by Ming Chen, and lighting by Rebecca Makus
June: Rialto Dance Series partnership started to host professional dance companies
July: Department of Dance is formed with Dr. Ivan Pulinkala, chair
January: Chastain Pointe Dance Facility opens
April: gloATL artistic partnership started to promote collaborative performance
January: Nu Delta Alpha (National Dance Honors Society) started at KSU
March: National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece Grant featuring project director Ivan Pulinkala
April: Department name change approved to include dance; now Department of Theatre, Performance Studies & Dance
May: National American College Dance Festival (2nd Successive National Selection) featuring CHAKRA with scenery by Ming Chen.
September: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company residency featuring D-Man in the Waters (NEA American Masterpiece Grant)
January: Bachelor of Arts in Dance started at KSU
June: Summer Dance Clinic started at KSU
November: Atlanta Ballet Educational Partnership started to promote collaborative education
April: University System of Georgia Board of Regents approves B.A. in Dance
April: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center partnership Synergy started to promote educational outreach
May: National American College Dance Festival (1st National Selection) featuring INCUBUS with choreography by Ivan Pulinkala; scenery by Ming Chen; and performed at the Miller Theatre, NYC
August: Friends of Dance Board started at KSU
July: Atlanta Ballet summer program hosted at KSU
July: KSU Dance Company performs with the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus Misbehavin'
August: Dance minor enrollment reaches 100 students
January: Recreation Center dance studio opens
March: Outreach partnership developed with the Dozier Center for the Arts (Kennesaw)
March: KSU Dance Co. registered as an official student organization
September: KSU Dance Advisory Board formed to serve community engagement mission
August: Dance Program started in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies by Ivan Pulinkala, founding director
December: KSU Dance Co. students travel to Shanghai, China to perform in Monkey King featuring project director/designer Ming Chen (NEA grant recepient); director Karen Robinson; and choreographer Ivan Pulinkala