Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences, and students through high-quality performances, commissions, training and educational programs. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland/Edgewood neighborhood in Washington, DC.
With an effective intern program for college students and junior staff program for teenagers, the organization prides itself not only as an internationally respected presenter and theater, but also as a provider of model programs for young people. Through our free, interactive “Art on 8th” programming, Dance Place offers a series of music, dance and creative crafts for people of all ages.
In September 2017, Christopher K. morgan succeeded founding director Carla Perlo and director Deborah Riley as Dance Place’s new executive artistic director.