Expression is the foundation of all human emotion. The art of dance creates a language that resonates across the heart mind and body. It removes the division. It expresses unity. It elevates the conversation of Breaking Barriers.



Breaking Barriers is dedicated to providing training to youth and adults dancers with dance education, health and wellness, and professional development classes taught by industry professionals.

LEGAL NAME Anthony Burrell Center for Dance, Inc. 

STATUS 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

EIN/FSCS ID 83-2938896

Executive Director: Anthony Burrell


AB Dance Corp

EIN ID 46-2430084



Breaking Barriers is designed to offer pre-professional dancers and marginalized youth with technical dance training and educational support in order to build well rounded artists. This intensive acts as a space for artistic development, community engagement, mentorship, and cultural exchange between students and dancers/choreographers in the concert and commercial dance industry.


To educate youth on commercial and concert dance industry. To provide mentorship and networking opportunities. To promote leadership and higher education.


Dancers both nationally and internationally come to BREAKING BARRIERS for full spectrum training with Anthony Burrell and a distinguished network of elite talent. Students work to improve their technical skills and broaden their artistic horizon with dance knowledge/terminology over the course of the program. Each week of training will consist of 40 hours to include Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Commercial Hip Hop, Street Jazz, etc. and workshops. The Intensive culminates in a spectacular showcase which demonstrates all the hard work and dedication put forth in the previous week(s).

BREAKING BARRIERS Dance Intensive schedule is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In addition to the above curriculum, students will have mock audition, resume building, dance history and can expect an array of surprise celebrity guest teachers, artists, lectures, choreographers during the week. Students will showcase choreography learned throughout the week during the final performance.


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