Welcome to Ohio Black Dance!

Established in 2011, the Ohio Black Dance Organization (Ohio Black Dance) was created with the vision of having a positive effect on changing the artistic environment for Ohio’s African American dance artist.

Ohio Black Dance is a state-wide dance education and advocacy organization that promotes the preservation of the black dance tradition and continued cultivation of dance artists of color through the development of scholarships, funding opportunities, companies, and more African American inspired dance educational programming and training.

The mission of Ohio Black Dance is to cultivate a diverse community focused on the advancement of African American dance artist and culture.

  • Promoting increased professional, educational, social, and economic development and equality…
  •  Facilitating the retention of dance professionals through the development of culturally specific funding and employment opportunities…
  • Celebrating the contributions made to the American dance tradition by African American dance artists in and from Ohio.

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