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Revolution Dance Theatre, Cincinnati's ONLY African American dance company in residence at the prestigious Aronoff Center for the Arts, is a non profit organization dedicated to building cultural diversity in the world of dance. Intent on inclusion in ballet, RDT is committed to work that raises the level of access, visibility and representation of American Americans in dance. The company presents a full concert season at the Aronoff Center, brings Master teachers and workshops to Cincinnati and partners with BLOC Ministries and bring FREE dance education to the Lower Price Hill Community.

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Our Mindset

How can we be, what we've so rarely seen?

One thing we believe at Revolution Dance Theatre is that Representation Matters! In a city that had gone over 16 years without a single African American Female contracted to perform with a major ballet company - we value our unique responsibility to step into this space and work to correct this issue.


So are we putting people onstage just because they're black? No! We make no compromise to hard work, dedication, commitment to excellence and the value of the ballet aesthetic. We also invite a diverse cast of dancers into our company. 


We believe ballet can be as inclusive as it is beautiful. We enjoy performing, to make believers out of you all too!


Revolution Dance Theatre is now the only African American Dance Company in Residence at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts.  RDT is honored to bring diverse programming to this stage and create opportunities for future professional artists.

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