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Guest Artists

The K-State Dance Program will host “Racism & The Dance World,” with Guest Presenter Karida Griffith Walker, on Friday, August 28th, from 12-1:30pm. In this presentation, Ms. Griffith Walker will provide historical context and social science insights that will shed light on the current state of the dance world, and will also give some guidance as to the way forward from here. 

This presentation will be a free, one-hour Zoom webinar followed by approximately thirty minutes of Q & A. To register, please contact associate director for Dance in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Kate Digby at kdigby@ksu.edu. Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link and recommended pre-webinar readings from the speaker.

Karida Griffith Walker has an extensive performance career – Radio City Rockettes, Cirque du Soleil, Dorrance Dance, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and more,  and has taught at Pace University, Broadway Dance Center, various conventions, festivals, and local studios. Karida is the founder of the Tap Teachers' Lounge, an online training program for studio Tap dance instructors. She has been an artist in residence teaching Tap dance history in schools since 2016. Recently, Ms. Griffith Walker has been offering seminars about Racism & the Dance World to dance educators and artists across the country, and is now offering a new professional development initiative for dance educators called “Roots, Rhythm, Race & Dance”.

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit their website to learn more about MTD at K-State.


Recent guest artists include:


Diavolo | Architecture in Motion www.diavolo.org

Erika Batdorf  www.batdorf.org

Bernard Woma/Dagara Music Center http://www.dagaramusic.org

10 Hairy Legs http://10hl.org

Pilobolus https://pilobolus.org

Dena Rizzo