Wayne State University

Kelly Gottesman MFA





Gottesman holds a BFA in dance from Ohio University, and an MFA in dance choreography & technology from The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the use of advanced technologies in dance theatre performance including telematics (live Internet broadcast), interactive media, and processed video with movement in live performance. He held a lectureship and staff position in the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance from 2002 to 2008, teaching modern dance technique, choreography, introduction to dance, and courses in dance technology, along with directing the WSU Dance Company to American College Dance Festival Regional and National honors. Since 2007 Gottesman has served as a multimedia specialist in the media arts area of the Department of Communication at WSU where he continues to teach, challenging traditional approaches to education and production.

  • Available for Guest Residencies & Consultancies.

Academic Interests

MFA graduate with record of success in technology-based applications designed for teaching, promotion, documentation and performance. Creative problem solver with ability to drive curriculum expansion, initiate and execute higher performance standards, improve efficiency and consistently exceed expected goals.

Area of Expertise

  • Technology Applications for Teaching and Performance
  • Develop HD & UHD Workflow Solutions from Acquisition to Delivery
  • Media Consultant
  • Computer-Mediated Workflow Strategist
  • Digital Design Specialist
  • Instructional Support

Awards & Honors

  • 2005 Innovative Technology Grant: iPod Delivered DNC 2000, $5,000 Wayne State University
  • 2004 Undergraduate Research Grant, Digital Dance Literacy: Undergraduate Curriculum Development Project $2,500 (Faculty Advisor)
  • 2003 Freshman Seminar Class, Finding Identity on the Global Dance Floor: Gender, Body & Culture $1,500 Wayne State University
  • 2002 Omnibus Fund Student Technology Project Logging On: Teaching and Performing in The Telematic Studio $70,000 Wayne State University
  • 1999-2002 Teaching Associateship (7 quarters) The Ohio State University Graduate Associateship (7 quarters) The Ohio State University
  • 2001 Alumni Grants For Graduate Research and Scholarship $2,000.00 The Ohio State University
  • PEGS Fellowship (Autumn quarter) The Ohio State University
  • PEGS Award Program for the Enhancement of Graduate Studies $700.00 The Ohio State University
  • 2000 Department of Dance Special Projects Scholarship $250.00 The Ohio State University
  • 1998 Nomination for Emmy Arts and Education K.E.T. Changeling and The Bear (Teachers Guide)
  • 1994 Choreographic Fellowship Kentucky Arts Council $2,500.00


Degrees and Certifications

MFA     The Ohio State University 2001
BFA      Ohio University 1989

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