Stella Kane

Stella Kane



Battelle Fine Arts Center

Professor, Director of Musical Theatre, Director of Dance
Department of Theatre & Dance

Stella Hiatt Kane has been a member of the Otterbein faculty since 1989 and Director of Dance since 1996, a member of the BalletMet Academy faculty, and the founding Artistic Director of JazzMet. Ms. Kane has been a member of the national companies of “Sugar” and Bob Fosses’ “Dancin’” and a member of the national and international companies of The American Dance Machine. She has made television appearances in productions such as PBS’ “Dance In America” and “The Ann Reinking Special” with Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen. Ms. Kane has taught for New York’s American Dance Machine/Harkness House and the Actors’ and Directors’ Lab. She has given master classes at The Ohio State University, New York University and has been a master teacher in residence at the Northern Ballet Theatre in Leeds, England. Ms. Kane has also been a guest choreographer for Columbus Dance Theatre and BalletMet.

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Musical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre Dance
  • Choreography
  • Jazz and Ballet Techniques
  • Affiliations & Awards

  • AEA 1977-2000
  • Best Choreography (Damn Yankees – Otterbein University,, 2017)
  • Columbus Council Artistic Excellence Award (JazzMoves – BalletMet, choreographer, 2006)