Expression is the foundation of all human emotion. The art of dance creates a language that resonates across the heart mind and body. It removes the division. It expresses unity. It elevates the conversation of Breaking Barriers.
Entering into our 5th year, the Breaking Barriers Program, is back and larger than ever! Introducing new cities, Dallas, Texas and the DMV, our efforts to broaden the impact of the study of art for our youth has never been stronger. This year we kick off our mission to introduce The Anthony Burrell Center for Dance! Coming soon, ABCD will be a state of the art Dance, Performing Arts and Educational Facility built for the community, by the community! Thank you to everyone involved that continues to help build the success of this life changing program! - AB
Breaking Barriers is dedicated to providing training to youth and adults dancers with dance education, health and wellness, and professional development classes taught by industry professionals.
LEGAL NAME AB Project
STATUS 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
EIN/FSCS ID 81-0824515
Executive Director: Anthony Burrell
Breaking Barriers is designed to offer pre-professional dancers and marginalized youth with technical dance training and educational support in order to build well rounded artists. This intensive acts as a space for artistic development, community engagement, mentorship, and cultural exchange between students and dancers/choreographers in the concert and commercial dance industry.
To educate youth on commercial and concert dance industry. To provide mentorship and networking opportunities. To promote leadership and higher education.
Dancers both nationally and internationally flock to BREAKING BARRIERS to be trained, inspired and mentored by Anthony Burrell and his world-renowned faculty. Students work to improve their technical skills and broaden their artistic horizon with dance knowledge/terminology over the course of the 2 week program. Each week of training will consist of 40 hours to include Contemporary, Vogue, Street Jazz, etc. and workshops designed to learn various iconic music video and tour choreography. The Intensive culminates in a spectacular showcase which demonstrates all the hard work and dedication put forth in the previous weeks.
BREAKING BARRIERS Dance Intensive schedule is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The program will consist of Ballet, Horton, Contemporary, Jazz & Tap. In addition, students will have mock audition, resume building, dance history and can expect an array of surprise guest teachers, artists, lectures, choreographers during the week. Students will showcase choreography learned throughout the week during the final performance.
Atlanta, GA - 6/11- 6/15 2018
DMV - 6/18-6/22 2018
Dallas, TX - 7/23-7/27 2018
Los Angeles, CA - 7/30 - 8/3 2018
Philadelphia, PA - 8/6 - 8/17 2018