The University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Dance has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH). 

The collaboration with the acclaimed New York City company means that UNCSA student dancers will be given scholarship opportunities to train with DTH artists, while the Harlem-based students will visit the Winston-Salem campus and take part in educational opportunities and performances throughout North Carolina.

UNCSA School of Dance Dean Endalyn Outlaw is an alum and former director of Dance Theatre of Harlem.

She says proper education and training play key roles in the lives of dancers.

"Being able to represent something larger than yourself, and being able to articulate the changes that you want to see in the world, and therefore really being a true advocate for the arts and for our humanity," says Outlaw. 

The partnership will be inaugurated with the Spring Dance Program at the High Point Theatre this weekend. The performances will include the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s iconic “Firebird,” along with Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and several premieres by UNSCA alumni.

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