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About the Dance/USA 2023 Conference

Dance/USA presents the Dance/USA 2023 Conference, June 13-16 in Atlanta, Georgia, the must-attend event of the national dance ecosystem! 

The theme of the Conference is EMERGE | BECOME | MOVE. The convening will offer strategic, values-based, energizing, visionary ideas that speak to the needs of the dance ecosystem. As we continue to navigate the current realities of today and the impact of the past several years on our work and lives, we will acknowledge where we have been, where we are today, and where we intend to go.  

The Dance/USA 2023 Honorees

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Pictured left-right: 2023 Honorees Virginia Johnson, Judy Tyrus, Nena Gilreath, Waverly T. Lucas, II, and Douglas Scott.

Dance/USA is excited to present the Dance/USA 2023 Honorees! This year we recognize and celebrate an incredible group of visionary dance leaders who have had a lasting impact on the national dance ecosystem. ⁠

Dance/USA will honor Virginia Johnson, Judy Tyrus, Nena Gilreath, Waverly T. Lucas, II, and Douglas Scott at the 2023 Conference, June 13-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. ⁠Read about the 2023 Honorees. 

Join Dance/USA and members of the national dance ecosystem in Atlanta this June to celebrate the 2023 Honorees in person. 

Atlanta is a Dance City

Atlanta is a dance city and we look forward to seeing you there this June!

What You Can Expect at the 2023 Conference

Connect with your colleagues during timely panels, member meetings, celebrations of leaders in the field, performances, and more.  At the 2023 Conference, you will:

  • Hear from leaders from across the dance ecosystem. Participate in engaging and illuminating sessions and workshops that will help prepare you for a brighter, more resilient future.
  • Grow your skillset. Address shared problems and leave with practical tips and innovative ideas that will help advance your work. 
  • Expand your professional network. Connect with your peers and build new professional relationships. The Dance/USA Conference attracts a broad range of creative workers and dance professionals including independent artists, dance presenters, agents and artist representatives, education and service providers, executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, fundraisers, development and marketing staff, and more.
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Two Conference attendees stand outside, smiling at the camera, clinking glasses. Photo: BEND Productions
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Conference attendees hold their arms in the air, facing a stage with two individuals. Photo: BEND Productions
"I was blown away by the depth of the conversations." - Past Conference Attendee

The Dance/USA 2023 Conference will take place in person in Atlanta, Georgia. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person or if you missed a session, virtual programming, featuring closed captions and ASL interpretation, will be available for purchase after the Conference. Stay tuned for more details!

“It's like a summer intensive for your job.” - Past Conference Attendee
“It galvanizes the dance community.” - Past Conference Attendee

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gain unparalleled access and virtual exposure to the professional dance field’s artists, managers, representatives, and service providers by sponsoring Dance/USA today. For more information, contact the Dance/USA Development Team.

Press Opportunities

Interested in obtaining a press pass to the Dance/USA Conference? Contact our Leadership & Learning Department to learn more about the opportunity.

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2023 Conference Platinum Sponsor
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Honors Awards Sponsor
Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts logo
2023 Conference Silver Sponsor
Center for Business and Management of the Arts Claremont Graduate University
Grounding Keynote Sessions Bronze Sponsor
Wilsons Center Cape Fear Community College logo
Welcoming Soiree Bronze Sponsor
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