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. 


Join our team! NCCAkron is hiring for a full-time Business Operations Director.

NCCAkron is hiring for a full-time Business Operations Director. This person will serve as the key manager of our back office and accounting, as well as foster external communications and relations. We’re looking for a team player with serious Quickbooks skills, an understanding of the creative process, knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles, and the ability to lay down (or at least pick up) a slick metaphor. You must be based in or willing to relocate to Akron, OH, with employer assistance. 


Visit nccakron.org/opportunities for the full job posting, including responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation. Materials will be considered on a rolling basis with a deadline to apply by November 1. 


We’re excited to hear from you!

Dancing Conversation: Shifting Cultural Power

Tune in on Thursday, October 21 for a Dancing Conversation between choreographer Hope Mohr (San Francisco, CA) and Cristina González Alcalá of the Akron Community Foundation! Hope and Cristina will discuss the themes of Mohr's new book Shifting Cultural Power: Case Studies and Questions in Performance, including distributing leadership, expanding the canon, and addressing inequity.

This event will be streamed through NCCAkron's YouTube channel.

Dancing Conversation: Shifting Cultural Power

Thursday, October 21 - 7pm ET

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Season 2 of our podcast is out now!

Inside the Dancer's Studio invites listeners into the process of making dance, through interviews with choreographers working today. New episodes will be released weekly on Fridays from September 10 to November 12 and are available for free wherever you listen to podcasts!


Guests for Season 2 include Raja Feather Kelly (New York, NY), Amy Miller (New York, NY), Abby Zbikowski (Champaign-Urbana, IL), Brian Brooks (New York, NY), Nicole Klaymoon (San Francisco, CA), James Graham (San Francisco, CA), Kayla Farrish (New York, NY); Guillaume Gabriel (France), and Paula Mann (Minneapolis, MN). 

Click the button below to listen, access transcripts, and subscribe!

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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.” 



NCCAkron’s social media and its monthly digital newsletters share inspiration, opportunities and insight on what’s happening at the Center and in the field.

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Photo credits: Above video contains images courtesy Dale Dong Photography; Mike Crupi; Jonny Riese; Cara Hagan performs at the 2018 Performática Festival in Cholula, Mexico. Photo by Victor Blanco.