Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH)

Kailey Dempsey & Paulina Cumes

Dance Theatre of Harlem

°Was founded in 1969

°The founder is the co-director Arthur Mitchell, he was the first African American principle at New York dance ballet.

°Location in Harlem New York.

°The technique and style is based on African American stories with ballet infused

°Their philosophy is to express emotion of real people through the art of dance

Repertoire & Other Information

2012-2013 Repertoire


•Swan Lake (Act III Pas De Deux)

•Contested Space


•Far But Close

•Glinka Pas De Trois

•When Love

•In the Mirror of Her Mind

•The Lark Ascending


Outreach Work

°Training program for the youth called 'Dancing Through Barriers'

°"Dance Theatre of Harlem is dedicated to reaching young people and communities with powerful arts and education programs, which provide tools that foster self-actualization, a holistic world view, and empowerment through critical thinking and reflection."

°Activities that include, in-class study, school-time performances, site tours and after school programs.

°Their purpose in doing this for the community of Harlem is said to be "a goal of developing visionaries, leaders and citizen artists who are equipped to make important contributions to our society."