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.
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 - TBA
Los Angeles, CA - TBA
Philadelphia, PA - TBA
NEW CITIES/DATES COMING FOR 2018!
MASTER CLASS DATES:
11/4/17 - Bowie, MD - Star Makers Academy of Dance
11/12/17 - Detroit, MI - Stars Elite Training Center
11/16/17 - Forestville, MD - Bishop McNamara High School
11/17/17 - Forestville, MD - Dance Dimensions
11/18/17 - Oakland, CA - Heatline Dance
The Philadelphia Dance Company - PHILANDANCO
9 North Preston Street-Philadanco Way
Philadelphia, PA 19104
West Coast Dance Theatre
11486 Hart St.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut St
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansom St ·
4422 Vineland Ave North Hollywood CA
Holiday Inn Express Van Nuys
8244 Orion Ave Van Nuys, CA
6147 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood, CA
*Introduction video from the Breaking Barriers Residency at Lucia Marthas Performing Arts