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Program History

2012

May 2012: National American College Dance Festival (3rd Successive National Selection)

                 Rhizome

                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala

                 Scenery: Ming Chen

                 Lighting: Rebecca Makus

Mar 2012: Regional American College Dance Festival (Gala 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 "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)

Aug 2010: Assistant professor Sandra Parks joins Program in Dance

May 2010: National American College Dance Festival (National selection)

                 CHAKRA

                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala

                 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: Regional American College Dance Festival (Gala selection)

                 CHAKRA

                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala

                 Scenery: Ming Chen

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

Aug 2009: Assistant professor Min Kim joins Program in Dance

Jun 2009: Summer Dance Clinic started at KSU

Mar 2009: Regional American College Dance Festival (Gala selection)

                 Metastasis

                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala

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 (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

Mar 2008: Regional American College Dance Festival (Gala selection)

                 INCUBUS

                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala

                 Scenery: Ming Chen

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'

Mar 2007: Regional American College Dance Festival (Gala selection)

                 A Dream Discarded

                 Choreography: Ivan Pulinkala

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

                 COTA Dean: Joseph Meeks

                 Department Chair: Dr. John Gentile
                 Program Director/Founder: Ivan Pulinkala

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