Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium (CAEC)

GroundWorks Dance Theater

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13125 Shaker Square, Suite 102
Cleveland, OH  44120

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

David Shimotakahara, Executive Artistic Director
Beth Rutkowski, General Manager

GroundWorks DanceTheater creates and presents groundbreaking contemporary dance as a leader in engaging, educating and enlivening communities.

GroundWorks is committed to enriching the quality of the exchange between its artists and the communities it serves, as well as developing future audiences for dance in general.  We currently offer programs wherever we perform throughout Northeast Ohio, including workshops for youth (grades 3-12) and master classes for members of the dance community.

GroundWorks has developed an effective format that combines initial in-school workshops with opportunities to experience dance in performance, and offers ways to involve the participants in interactive learning with company artists.  All of the learning activities of our unique program are designed to achieve arts and literacy benchmarks based on State of Ohio Standards.

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Education: Action/Reaction

Action/Reaction works to create meaningful interplay across the boundaries of various artforms. Whether with novices or masters, this program uses the work of GroundWorks to inspire to art and responses from others in our community.  For more information visit