About Us

"But out of limitations comes creativity"

-Debbie Allen

Dance Canvas, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, incorporated in the City of Atlanta in 2008 with a mission to provide opportunities and venues to increase the awareness of professional dance in Atlanta. We achieve our mission through three program areas of service:

Choreographer Career Development, Youth Leadership Development, & Audience Engagement.


In our 10 years of programming, we have presented 9 professional performance series, premiered 78 new works by emerging professional choreographers, presented over 400 professional dancers, performed for 15,000+ Atlanta audiences, and worked hands-on with 1,000+ Atlanta area students through our outreach efforts and youth programs. We have provided dance curricula and programs for the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, Cool Girls, Inc., and Usher’s New Look Foundation. We were selected by City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs to design and administer the dance component of their “Culture Club” after-school program for students, ages 5-12 years (2010 - 2014), as well as their ARTSCooL dance program for teens (2007 - 2013).


Dance Canvas presents one professional performance series annually at the Ferst Center for the Arts, as part of our professional Choreographer Career Development Initiative, reaching approx. 800 audience members. We have donated over 700 tickets to our performance series to youth organizations. Dance Canvas has also cultivated a continuing relationship with a large Atlanta commercial district, Atlantic Station and the Atlanta Beltline, to provide dance performance options to the community. Through this partnership, we organized National Dance Day and our ‘pARTY for ART’ at Atlantic Station, and provided free performances and dance lessons to over 2000 community members.


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We look forward to you joining us for our 12th Season and Beyond!

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Photos by Richard Calmes; Courtesy of Dance Canvas, Inc.