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Skidmore College
Dance Department
Jason Ohlberg

Jason Ohlberg

Associate Professor and associate chair

Office: Dance Center 227
Telephone: 518-580-8378

Originally from Fresno, California, Jason attended the State University of New York at Purchase in the early 1990s. Following an eighteen-year professional dance career, he graduated summa cum laude with his B.F.A. in dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. In 2015 he earned his M.F.A. from the University of Washington and was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Graduate Medal from the College of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Jason has been a certified classical Pilates teacher for well over a decade.  

Professionally, Jason has danced with numerous companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Dance Kaleidoscope, Jan Erkert and Dancers, and the University of Washington’s Chamber Dance Company. In 1997, Jason founded Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre in Chicago, Illinois where he acted as artistic director and head choreographer for four years. Since then, he has created works throughout the country for companies and festivals including Dance Kaleidoscope, Cornish Dance Theatre, Spectrum Dance Theatre, the Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF), Against the Grain; Men in Dance, The Seattle Children’s Theatre, Arc Dance Productions, and the Ruth Page Dance Festival. In 2013 Seattle Dance Project named him resident choreographer for the company’s sixth season.

Jason has taught extensively at several professional schools and internationally recognized training programs including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Spectrum Dance Theatre, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. He has served on the faculties of Barat College, the University of Washington, and Cornish College of the Arts. In 2016 he was appointed Assistant Professor and in 2021, Associate Professor at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where he currently resides.