Dance Theatre of Harlem Education Residency

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Performing Arts Houston is thrilled to host Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) in Houston for a week of Education & Community Engagement residency activities. Between December 6-11, 2022 dancers from Dance Theatre of Harlem and Artistic Director Virginia Johnson will visit a variety of school and community locations around the Greater Houston area for public and private programs. Among other programs, the following are open to the public. More public opportunities may be added leading up to the visit. We hope to see you at each event!

December 6 at 7:15PM | Public conversation with DTH dancers and Houston Ballet dancers, moderated by Virginia Johnson

December 10 at 3PM | Public Dance Master Class at Houston Ballet

December 10; 6-7PM | Dancer Meet & Greet at Holiday in the Tre Festival, in partnership with Emancipation Park Conservancy

The week will culminate with a joyous mini performance at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church on Sunday, December 11 at 11:30AM.


Throughout the week, DTH dancer, Christopher Charles McDaniel will set work on ballet students at the Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts, to be performed at the school Spring Dance Recital on March 9 & 10, 2023.

Other programs for special audiences include master classes for Houston ISD middle- and high-school students, a visit to Ft. Bend Houston, and community conversations around town.


The company will return in February 2023 to perform two shows on February 3 & 4 at Jones Hall, presented by Performing Arts Houston. The week of the shows will feature more educational activities and opportunities including several more public and private master classes, discussions, and a teacher workshop.

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