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Introducing Tyler Ring

We are delighted to introduce GroundWorks audiences to our newest company member, Tyler Ring! Tyler, 23, joins us from Chicago by way of Muncie, Indiana, where he grew up and received his formal dance training. As a performer, Tyler has danced new works by Sidra Bell, Alex Ketley, and Melissa Thodos, and performed excerpts from

Annika Sheaff to Debut CPAC Fellowship Short Films

To say Annika Sheaff has been busy since maternity leave would be quite the understatement. Twelve weeks ago she became the proud mother of August Sheaff Rinderknecht -- 6 lbs, 9 oz, 21” long and cute as a button with a full head of hair. She also recently returned to GroundWorks after a six-month leave

Thank You for an Extraordinary 2016

For GroundWorks, 2016 was a year filled with extraordinary creative opportunities including three live music collaborations within the production and presentation of an amazing range of groundbreaking work. From the creation of “Shadowbox” as part of the Violins of Hope Project with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to our spectacular production of Carmina Burana

Dancer ChoreoLab Showcase – Felise Bagley

There is so much that happens in the studio that can only be understood by doing. On Thursday, November 10, GroundWorks DanceTheater will present its first-ever Dancer ChoreoLab Showcase, an informal showing of new work created and developed by GWDT’s dancers. “Fundamental to the GroundWorks creative DNA, our artists are constantly involved with helping to

Inside Look | Robyn Mineko Williams Rehearsal

Here is an Inside Look into recent rehearsals with Guest Artist Robyn Mineko Williams, who will debut a new work during our Fall Dance Series at the Allen Theatre on October 14 & 15 and Akron Public Library on November 18 & 19. The untitled piece will explore the idea of perseverance and will be set to

Inside Look | GroundWorks Previews Guest Artist Adam Barruch’s New Piece

It was an intimate afternoon of dance and lively discussion on Friday as we presented an inside look into award-winning New York choreographer Adam Barruch’s new work, “Hex,” which will debut at GroundWorks’ 14th annual Summer Concert Series beginning on July 15 at the Alma Theater in Cain Park. Guests enjoyed an up-close showing of the dynamic

GroundWorks DanceTheater Artist Annika Sheaff Awarded CPAC Creative Workforce Fellowship

  Photo Credit: Haley Jane Samuelson We are proud to announce that our own Annika Sheaff has been awarded a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship by the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture! We recently sat down with her to learn more about this wonderful recognition. Annika, what does receiving this fellowship mean to you? "It's a huge

GroundWorks DanceTheater Artist Felise Bagley Wins Cleveland Arts Prize Mid-Career Award

GroundWorks DanceTheater artist Felise Bagley has been awarded the prestigious Cleveland Arts Prize Mid-Career Award, recognizing her contributions to advancing the artistry of dance & community that surrounds it in Northeast Ohio. “This award, to me, is exemplary of the way that Northeast Ohio has embraced me since I arrived in 1997,” says Bagley. “I