Dance Companies

Studio Kre8v

Studio Kre8v
Studio Kre8v

Studio Kre8v (pronounced “creative”) is a local Hip Hop Dance Crew of Elementz Hip Hop Arts Center in Over-The-Rhine. They have performed on both the national and local level, collaborating in performances with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati BoyChoir, an educational forum with author Bettina Love for the University of Cincinnati, as well as the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Liberation of the Auschwitz Camp. They’ve also showcased for corporations such as PNC Bank and Duke Energy.

Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre

12th Annual Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Photo shot Friday June 29, 2012.
12th Annual Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Photo shot Friday June 29, 2012.

Bl-OKOTO was established in 1994 as a professional African dance company comprised of highly talented artists and was incorporated in August 1996 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit multicultural performing arts organization in the state of Ohio.professional performance company, specializing in African dance. The organization is highly regarded for its innovative repertory and programming both nationally and internationally. Bi-Okoto currently tour and perform in 48 states in the US. Our artists have also toured internationally representing Nigeria in South Korea’s Youth Festival, Presidential welcomes in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and France.

The Berry and Nance Dance Project

Barry and Nance Dance Project
Barry and Nance Dance Project
The Berry and Nance Dance Project is an all-male black dance company based in Philadelphia. Stafford C. Berry, Jr and C. Kemal Nance realized their mutual passion for the arts as high school students in the Swarthmore College TRIO Upward Bound Program. In 1997, Berry and Nance began presenting dances about African American manhood. They soon reached national audiences and ventured abroad with Chuck Davis’ African American Dance Ensemble and Kariamu & Company: Traditions. In a response to their 2004 concert called “Enlightenment” – which marked a return to native Philly – The Philadelphia Inquirer deemed the duo a “compelling pair.” Some of the awards the BNDP has received include Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance 5-County Arts Award (2003 and 2004), and Swarthmore College’s Cooper Foundation Grant. In October 2012, BNDP traveled to London, England to premiere Kariamu Welsh’s latest work, Same Father, Different Mother, at the Re-Generation Conference.

The Greene Works Project

The Greene Works Project
The Greene Works Project

The Greene Works Project of Cleveland, Ohio, develops the minds of dance students and professionals, because the mind controls the body where movement and kinesthetic intelligence lies. My curriculum prompts dancers to reach into the future of what is required of them and teaches them to follow guidelines and take criticism thoughtfully. I also collaborate with dancers in the studio, pass on my passionate heart’s work, and build their strength with techniques that have existed for the lifetime of concert dance and been invented to accommodate myriad voices.

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