ADF in CLE Summer Dance Festival

Phone: 216-991-9000

Address: 13110 Shaker Square, Suite 106, Cleveland, OH 44120


Summer Dance Workshop

July 23 - July 26, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cleveland State University Arts Campus, Middough Building
1901 East 13th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114

The ADF in CLE Summer Dance Workshop is a four-day workshop comprised of classes in modern, hip hop, and contemporary dance along with other dance activities and performances for professional and advanced level dancers ages 13 to 28.

The Summer Dance Workshop will kick-off a the ADF in CLE Summer Dance Festival which takes place July 23-26 in the CLE theatre district and allows time and space for the workshop participants to immerse themselves in their training while enjoying the festival activities and live dance performances that ADF in CLE will be offering.

Classes will run Tuesday—Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m with an informal showing Friday evening. Time TBD.

Classes will take place on the Cleveland State University Arts Campus, as well as other locations within the Playhouse Square Theatre District.


Registration Fee: $360 (Includes all classes, performance ticket, t-shirt and more!)
Early Bird Special: $324 (Registration form, resume, and full payment due by April 8th)

Limited number of Full and Partial Scholarships are available.

Housing and food are not included. Dancers can download and complete the Housing Form or contact DANCECleveland for housing options at CSU. Housing must be secured by June 14th, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Early Bird Applications received before April 8th, 2019: Fill out and upload Application Form + Resume, and send full discounted payment of $324 to DANCECleveland. Once received, you will receive a confirmation email.

  • Applications received after April 8th, 2019: Fill out and upload attached Application Form + Resume, and send 1st payment of $180 to DANCECleveland. Once received, you will receive a confirmation email. Final payments or remaining balance due by June 14th.

  • Scholarship Applications: Fill out and return attached Application Form + Resume, along with your Scholarship Application and Teacher Recommendation Form by April 8th, 2019. Scholarships will be announced by May 1st.

  • Full Refunds (minus a $30 application fee) will be granted up until June 24th, 2019. All canceled registrations past June 24th will be granted a 50% tuition refund.

Please send payments to:
Katie Crosby
By Mail: DANCECleveland 13110 Shaker Sq. # 106 Cleveland, OH 44120



Ronald K. Brown

Artistic Director and Founder of Evidence, A Dance Company in1985. He has worked with Mary Anthony Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works and other choreographers and artists. Brown has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Philadanco, Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago and Ballet Hispanico.

He has collaborated with such artists as composer/designer Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya, the late writer Craig G. Harris, director Ernie McClintock’s Jazz Actors Theater, choreographers Patricia Hoffbauer and Rokiya Kone, and composers Robert Een, Oliver Lake, Bernadette Speech, David Simons, and Don Meissner

He choreographed Regina Taylor’s award-winning play, Crowns and won an AUDELCO Award for his work on that production. Brown has won a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography in the Tony winning The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, adapted by Suzan Lori Parks, arrangement by Diedre Murray & directed by Diane Paulus.

In addition, Brown was named Def Dance Jam Workshop Mentor of the Year in 2000 and has received; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Choreographers Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, and The Ailey Apex Award for teaching. Brown is a member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.

Leah Cox

Leah Cox is an educator, performer, choreographer, and administrator. Cox is Dean of the American Dance Festival and a Term Associate Professor at Bard College. She is currently working with Liz Lerman on her upcoming choreographic project and is a frequent adjudicator for the American College Dance Association. Leah was a member of the New York Dance and Performance Award Committee (the “Bessies”) from 2015-2018 and has also been a master teacher and adjudicator for YoungArts. Leah worked with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in various capacities from 2001 to 2014: she began as a Company dancer; was the Company’s rehearsal assistant; held the position of dancer representative, advocating for dancer’s rights; and became the Company’s first education director, launching its education programs. Cox regularly reconstructed the Company's works on student dance programs and professional companies nationwide. When the Company merged with Dance Theater Workshop to form New York Live Arts, Cox continued in her education capacity, developing Live Arts’ education programs. She oversaw the six-year partnership between Live Arts and Bard College and, in 2018, launched a new partnership between the American Dance Festival and the College. Her choreography has been presented in New York City at the 92nd Street Y, Dixon Place, the DUMBO Dance Festival, and the CoolNY Festival.

Otto (Aquaboogy) Vazquez

Otto (Aquaboogy) Vazquez is an internationally acclaimed performer, instructor, choreographer, and street dancer that honed his craft in Miami and New York. Some of his credits include Pitt Bull, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, i-Luminate from America’s Got Talent, Diesel NYC, and Dr. Pepper’s “One in a Billion” national commercial. He’s toured the world with the off Broadway show Break, The Urban Funk Spectacular, Cirque Du Soliel, Donald Trump, Run-D.M.C., VH1, MTV, Latin Billboard Awards, Premios Juventud, The Miami Heat, Kilo (aka Down), Carnival Cruise Lines, and Rennie Harris’s Iladelph Legends. He recently was the only US soloist in the UK’s Breaking Convention 2015 tour. He’s toured over 20 countries and nearly every state in the US. Aquaboogy has learned from legendary dancers like Don Campbell and Fluky Luke (of the original Lockers), Skeeter Rabbit and Jazzy Jay (of the Electric Boogaloos), and many other pioneers of street dance.


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