Dance Theatre of Harlem tours nationally and internationally, delivering a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The multi-ethnic company performs forward-thinking repertoire of treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, and innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Black culture. In addition to performance, DTH activities carry a message of empowerment through the arts by engaging the community through educational activities for audiences and youth.
In 1969, at the height of the civil rights movement, Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook founded Dance Theatre of Harlem. Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children – especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born – the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its sixth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country, and around the world.
COVID-19 Guidelines at the Aronoff Center for the Dance Theatre of Harlem:
Masks are optional. View the most up-to-date information on the Health and Safety Page.
Prohibited items in the Aronoff Center for the Dance Theatre of Harlem:
- Large bags, backpacks, and luggage
- Posters or signs
- Outside food and beverage (empty plastic reusable bottles are permitted)
- Audio/video recording equipment
- View the full list of Prohibited Items
Accessibility at the Aronoff Center for the Dance Theatre of Harlem:
All theaters and meeting spaces within the Aronoff Center are accessible to patrons with physical disabilities. Please notify a ticketing services representative at the time of purchase to request accessibility accommodation.
Parking at the Aronoff Center for the Dance Theatre of Harlem:
Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate.