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TU Dance was founded in 2004 by Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, who are life partners and veterans of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company has won consistent acclaim and local and national recognition ever since, creating and performing dance that celebrates a diversity of styles, artists, and dance traditions. In 2011, TU Dance Center opened in St. Paul as a hub for dance education, training and practice. The facility now features two dance studios and a full slate of programming for dance artists and students of all ages, interests, and experience levels.
Our Mission: TU Dance reaches through diverse dance traditions to uncover the connective power of dance for audiences, students, artists, and the community.