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 Ozust, Kelly   Name:  Kelly Ozust 
Title:  Assistant Professor, Dance 
Education:
MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; BA in Sociology from The University of Georgia
Office:  225 Johnson Hall  
Phone:  803/323-3048 
E-mail:  ozustk@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
Modern, tap, jazz dance forms; Musical Theatre; Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice; Narrative research

Assistant Professor Kelly Ozust earned her MFA at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro where her thesis concert, which explored the narrative possibilities of the body, was nominated for best thesis work of 2011. Her work explores the intersection of dance and social justice by joining traditional elements of dance and theatre to create new embodied narratives. She has worked as a choreographer for musical theater, opera, and theater for youth productions in North Carolina and Georgia, and her contemporary dance works have earned multiple choreography awards from regional competitions. She is interested in pairing dance and technology, and her most recent dance for film was honored with the Kress Award from the Georgia Museum of Art. She teaches modern, jazz, hip hop, and musical theatre dance styles in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
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