Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem was co-founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook. Arthur Mitchell undertook the endeavor as his personal commitment to the people of Harlem following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now 32 years later, Dance Theatre of Harlem is widely acclaimed as a major cultural institution encompassing a world-class ballet company, an accredited school of dance, the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, and a national and international arts education and community outreach program, Dancing Through Barriers®. Each component is committed to enriching the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds through the art of dance.
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Artistic Director Arthur Mitchell on the effect an artist can have
Artistic Director Arthur Mitchell recalls the founding of Dance Theater of Harlem