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Dancing Wheels Performance on Campus Honors People of All Abilities
2 dancers in the Anne C. Steele Center performing, one female in a wheel chair, the other, male, sitting in a chair

Members of the nationally-recognized “Dancing Wheels Company” recently stopped by Muskingum University’s Steele Center for a special performance to honor all individuals. Muskie faculty and students were joined by community members for the event by the professional dance group that was the first in America to stage performances involving dancers with and without disabilities. Spearheaded by Dr. Joy Cowdery, Janet Brown Rothwell Distinguished Professor of Education, and sponsored by the Special Events Committee and Education Department, the inspirational show was a welcome addition that allowed attendees to celebrate diversity.  

According to the group’s website, the Dancing Wheels Company’s inspirational mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies, and workshops.

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