Founded in 2004 by Toni-Pierce Sands and Uri Sands in Saint Paul, Minnesota, TU Dance is a leading voice for contempory dance. The 10-member, professional company is acclaimed for its diverse and versatile artists, performing work that draws together modern dance, classical ballet, African-based and urban vernacular movements. The TU Dance repertory features original work by Uri Sands, as well as renowned choreographers including Dwight Rhoden, Ron K. Brown, Gioconda Barbuto, Kyle Abraham, Katrin Hall, Gregory Dolbashian and Camille A. Brown.

TU Dance Center Pre-Professional Program

TU Dance Center, the company’s studio, is a vibrant hub for dance education in Saint Paul and home to The School at TU Dance Center, dedicated to excellence and access in programs for youth, aspiring dance students, adults, pre-professional and professional dancers.

Through celebrated performances of the professional company and accessible dance education at TU Dance Center, TU Dance provides opportunities for everyone to experience the connective power of dance.

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