Artist Statement

Dance Canvas brings a FREE day of dance, featuring interactive dance workshops, site specific/participatory performances, and an outdoor professional dance concert to culminate the day.

Saturday, October 8 in Historic Fourth Ward Park

1-3 p.m. – Dance workshops

3 p.m. – Dance performance



Artist Bio

Dance Canvas’ mission is to provide opportunities and venues to increase the awareness of professional dance throughout the metro Atlanta area. Our vision is to become the premier ground for the “next generation” of dance makers, while finding interactive ways of making dance more relatable to the general public. With a commitment to provide the highest level of artistic quality, Dance Canvas successfully accomplishes our mission through three major programs of service: Choreographer Career Development, Youth Outreach, and Audience Development.


Since 2008, Dance Canvas has presented eight acclaimed choreographers’ showcases at The Woodruff Arts Center and Rialto Center for the Arts. In the eight years since its inception, Dance Canvas has premiered 75 new works by 69 emerging professional choreographers, presented 200 professional dancers, performed for 10,000+ Atlanta audiences, and worked hands-on with 1,000+ Atlanta area students through our outreach efforts and youth programs. Dance Canvas has produced pARTy for ART, a free day of dance, at area art galleries since 2009. In 2011, pARTy for ART moved to Atlantic Station and continued to grow for 3 seasons. Since 2011, our pARTy for ART event reached appox. 1,000 people each year, introducing the community to dance performances and engaging them in classes throughout the day. In addition, each season is full with free public performances, youth summits, and collaborations, with organizations such as the Rialto Center for the Arts, National Black Arts Festival and Fulton County, to give back to the Atlanta community.