Top Black Dance Companies In The Country & Where To See Them Perform

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


Looking to catch a show on your next getaway? Consider supporting these black dance companies that hail from all corners of the country.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

According to their website, Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is rooted in traditions of American and African-American dance, storytelling, and universal themes that spark a visceral experience and ignite an emotional response in diverse audiences worldwide.

Upcoming shows take place in Brooklyn, their Chicago theater, and various locations throughout the city.

Photo via deeplyrooteddancetheater.org

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Dallas Black Dance Theater

Dallas, TX

The mission of Dallas Black Dance Theatre is to create and produce contemporary modern dance at its highest level of artistic excellence through performances and educational programs that bridge cultures and reach diverse communities.

They have numerous performances throughout the year at various theaters across Dallas.

Photo via dbdt.com


Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities.

You can catch an upcoming performance in Philly, Las Vegas, Albany, and Cleverly, Maryland.

Photo via philadanco.org

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Denver, CO

According to their website, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance leverages the universal language of dance to honor African American heritage, explore the human condition, and offer a transformative experience through physical movement.

They will be performing in Savannah and throughout local Denver theaters through the end of the year.

Photo via cleoparkerdance.org

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Now, one of the most renowned dance companies in the world, Alvin Ailey has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents.

The company will be performing across the globe in London, Netherlands, and Denmark through 2019.

Photo via alvinailey.org
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