Bringing Black dance to center stage
Founded in 1974, the African American Dance Company shares movement traditions and diverse dance forms of the African diaspora and African American culture. The company’s repertoire includes African dance styles, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and various cultural forms.
Students in the Dance Company focus on embodied research through choreographic projects, performances, and workshops. They also receive master classes from top companies, including Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispánico, and Evidence Dance Company.
The African American Dance Company is a course offered for academic credit through the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies instructed by Stafford C. Berry Jr. and a unit of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Indiana University.