Several artists from DCDC work with local elementary students as Program Artists.
• Qarrianne Blayr studied dance in North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Jamaica before founding the performing arts group, Arts International.
• Crystal Michelle Perkins has travelled nationally and internationally as a choreographer, performer and researcher. She received the Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council and was named Associate Artistic Director of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.
• Alexis Britford studied dance with The Hungarian National Ballet Academy, Boston Ballet and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
Arts Integration with DCDC
DCDC uses techniques from all cultures to integrate a physical and artistic exchange to aide in the teaching and learning of traditionally academic subjects, such as mathematics, reading and comprehension and geography, as well as critical thinking and problem solving. Early education programs, such as Building Blocks to Dance and Dancing to the Curriculum have earned DCDC their outstanding reputation for use of culture, rhythm, pattern and movement to enhance the learning process. DCDC will work with you to develop a program and select a teaching artist to suit your academic and schedule needs.