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Dance Theatre of Harlem

Please Join Us for Our First Annual Gala Featuring "Dance Theatre of Harlem" Artistic Director Virginia Johnson. Tickets Start @ $20
  • What Performing Arts Center Feature Performing Arts Center employee employee featured PAC Series Event student homepage featured student featured
  • When Sep 28, 2016 from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM (GMT+0 / UTC0)
  • Where Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center
  • Contact Name PAC Box Office
  • Contact Phone 718-262-2840
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Forty-seven years ago, Arthur Mitchell and his mentor Karel Shook founded Dance Theatre of Harlem as a beacon of hope for the youth in the underprivileged neighborhood where Mitchell grew up. An acclaimed principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Mitchell's ground-breaking idea was to transform the lives of young people in Harlem by providing training in classical ballet. In a few short years DTH became a leading dance institution of global acclaim.

Now, the organization's mission is served through the DTH Company which tours internationally with an eclectic ballet repertoire; the DTH School, which trains more than 500 students per year in ballet and other dance disciplines; and Dancing Through Barriers, an arts education and community engagement program that uses the arts to inspire and transform lives. Through these activities Dance Theatre of Harlem has reached millions and plays a key role in the national cultural dialogue.

This year, the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center honors former Director, Matthew Katz, and Executive Director of Arts in Christian Theatre, Beverly Morrison Caesar.

For info and tickets, visit or call 718.262.2840


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