Theatre and Dance

GroundWorks DanceTheater

GroundWorks DanceTheater

GroundWorks DanceTheater (GWDT) is the in resident professional dance company of the CSU Theatre and Dance Department. Throughout each year, company members and guest artists offer multiple engaged learning opportunities to CSU students and the surrounding communities. These include master classes in technique and composition, choreographic workshops, open rehearsals and in-studio observation, work-in-progress showings, artist talks and seminars. A culminating performance by GroundWorks, presented by CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, takes place each year in the Allen Theatre Complex.

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GROUNDWORKS - it takes two

April 25, 2020GroundWorks

GroundWorks 12th Annual GroundWorks Gala, It Takes Two! is happening on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The gala will be held at Tenk West Bank, a new (but old) space in one of the most interesting areas of our great city, the West Bank of the Flats! It’s always been one of the BEST parties in town, and this year will not disappoint.

Celebrity dancers:

Jackie Acho – President, The Acho Group
Ahmaad Crump – On Court EMCEE, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jeff Epstein – Executive Director, Midtown Cleveland
Suzanne Hamilton – VP, Commercial Real Estate, ERIEBANK
Connie Hill-Johnson – Owner/Managing Director, Visiting Angels Senior Homecare
Charna E. Sherman – Board President, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Brent Zimmerman – CEO & Co-Owner, Saucy Brew Works
Brian M. Zimmerman – Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metroparks 

EMCEES: Michelle Hirsch & Dan Moulthrop, celebrity dancers, class of 2019
Co-Chairs: Jack Bialosky Jr. & Ronni Bialosky
GroundWorks Dance - It Takes Two 2020