A Message from McCree O'Kelley
Welcome to the Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University. We are home to Georgia’s largest collegiate dance program and Atlanta’s premiere Dance Theater.
The Department of Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in ballet and modern, as well as a dance minor. Nationally and internationally accomplished faculty provide students with the highest level of training and education in our state-of-the-art dance facilities. Our innovative and comprehensive curriculum is designed to prepare the next generation of artists, scholars and leaders.
We see dance as a collaborative art form and our partnerships distinguish KSU Dance and provide students with unique and valuable opportunities. Our education abroad program in Israel with the internationally acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company demonstrates our commitment to providing transformative experiences that approach dance with a global perspective. This year we are excited to launch a new partnership with Terminus Modern Ballet Theater, directly connecting our students to the professional practice of dance.
Founded in 2005 by Dr. Ivan Pulinkala, Dean of the College of the Arts, the KSU Dance Company is one of the few companies in the history of the American College Dance Association to have five national invitations to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. This distinction, along with nine regional gala selections, rank the Department of Dance at KSU as a leading dance program among peer institutions in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
We invite you to visit the Department of Dance at KSU, where imagination moves, and learn more about our rigorous curriculum and exciting performance season.
McCree O'Kelley, M.F.A.
Interim Chair and Assistant Professor