Welcome! We invite you to move through our site and see all the opportunities NCCAkron creates for artists to engage with one another, their communities, the city of Akron, and the national dance ecosystem.

The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) supports working dance artists as they experiment, engage in the creative process, and advocate for their work and for the field. 


Creative Administration Research Summit Convening: June 2-4, 2022 Akron, OH

NCCAkron’s multi-year Creative Administration Research (CAR) program aims to challenge the dance ecosystem to think beyond the boundaries of known, traditional models.

In 2022, all current Artist Teams — comprising choreographers, administrative leaders, Thought Partners, and NCCAkron team members — are invited to Akron, OH for a weekend of programming around creative administration to exchange experiences and accumulated working knowledge.

Join us for free public events in Akron as part of the Summit Convening!

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Inside the Dancer's Studio

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Spring 2022 live Inside the Dancer's Studio events! This free conversation series explored the craft of choreography and making a creative career. 

All our Spring 2022 conversations — with Rosie Herrera (Miami, FL), Kate Wallich (Seattle, WA), Christopher K. Morgan (Washington, DC/Portland, OR), Courtney Lopes (New York, NY), Helanius J. Wilkins (Boulder, CO) and Ashwini Ramaswamy (Minneapolis, MN) — will be released later this year as Season 3 of our Inside the Dancer's Studio podcast. 

Subscribe now to be the first to know when Season 3 is released, and catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 now!

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Provide space for artists to exchange knowledge and/or try something new.

Support opportunities for dance makers, writers, and artist-administrators to deepen their practice and realize their visions, at any stage of their creative process.

Elevate the voices of artists through documentation, publishing, archiving, and writing.


NCCAkron aims to foster geographic equity and to fulfill our potential as a national center. We commit to supporting a stronger, more visibly connected network focused on research and development across the dance ecosystem.

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“I would consider NCCAkron as a place where ideas can become reality. Experiments build curiosity.” 



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Photo credits: Above video contains images courtesy Dale Dong Photography; Mike Crupi; Jonny Riese