Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will close its 24th performance season with the World Premiere of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts, June 9-11, 2022. 

This new full-length work will again pair the talents of GHDT’s Executive Artistic Director Gregory Hancock and award-winning composer Cory Gabel, known for his evocative modern rock score for GHDT’s THE CASKET GIRLS (2018).  GHDT’S ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA is a contemporary adaptation of the classic tale which explores the complex, interpersonal relationships of the characters and how human choices impact the stories of their lives.  Set in two rival nightclubs, ANTONY and CLEOPATRA is a timeless tale of power and passion which will captivate each audience member.

Cory Gabel is an American composer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.  Cory first became known as a lead singer and songwriter for the grunge rock-era band Limestone Rome from 1993 to 2001.  As a composer, Cory is known for his solo piano work and his frequent collaborations with dance companies, producing original, modern dance and ballet scores.


Tickets on sale now for G2 in Concert

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre presents it’s annual G2 in Concert for our 2021-2022 season!

G2 is Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s pre-professional company comprised of aspiring dancers between the ages of 13-19. Their annual concert contains repertoire from the GHDT library as well as a few pieces choreographed by select GHDT company members. Join us for an exciting afternoon or evening of dance!

Performances will be held at The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
329 Gradle Dr. Carmel, IN

Friday, May 6th at 7:00PM
Saturday, May 7th at 7:00PM
Sunday, May 8th at 3:00PM

Click here to purchase your tickets!

Project Black Box

Dear Loyal Donors and Patrons of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre,

We have some exciting news! 

We have received a sizable contribution to assist GHDT with a Black Box Theatre enhancement project valued at $255,000 for the company rehearsal space at The Academy of GHDT during 2022.  This capital project will enable GHDT to produce performances in a complete black box theater space to make each performance a unique, up-close and personal experience, to generate more revenue, to allow us to transition to efficient energy usage, and ultimately, to serve more patrons. GHDT will have a greater flexibility for supplementing our performance schedule beyond our performance season at The Tarkington.

Included in the project will be:

  • A new ¾ wrap-around black curtain system for walls along with blackout curtains for theatre entrance.  Curtain system will allow for wings and back stage cross over.
  • A new state-of-the-art theatrical lighting system including all new lights, console, and accessories using energy efficient LED lighting to provide visual effects and color advantages.
  • A new 3-Level Manual Telescopic Riser System with 51 permanent retractable seats allowing for comfort and better viewing.  Aisle handrails provided for additional patron safety.

We would like for you to be part of this project!  Help us invest in our future!

For all elements of this project to be completed, we need to raise a minimum of $55,000 through donations and fund-raising activities by March 1, 2022. 

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we would like to recognize the generosity of our major gift donors of this project. Those donors who contribute at least $1,000 or more will have their name added to a permanent wall plaque at The Academy, as well as performance program recognition, and naming rights bestowed to a seat in the new seating addition for the estimated life of the chair.  There are only 51 seats to be named.

All donations in any amount are welcome for this project.  Donations can be easily made by sending a check or through the GHDT website at, click on donate button.  Please note Capital Project.  Checks are encouraged (as credit card fees are not applied).  Mailing address:  GHDT Capital Project, 329 Gradle Drive, Carmel, IN 46032.

The devoted members of the GHDT Board of Directors have committed financial support for this project and will be contacting you directly about your level of interest in assisting us with a gift.

Thank you for your consideration.

Registration for our summer intensives is now open! 

Please fill out a registration form and liability waiver for each dancer.  Masks are optional and to be used at the dancer’s discretion.  Tuition and forms can be brought to our studios or mailed to: 329 Gradle Drive, Carmel, IN, 46032.

We are excited to spend our summer with you!

Behind the Curtain: July 6th- July 9th, 2022 Ages 7-10 from 12:30 pm-4:00 pm Ages 11-21 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm   Dancers will discover the inner workings of how a performance is created from start to finish.  Each day includes a technique class followed by instruction in choreography and production.  The final day of the workshop will include a performance for friends and family!  

Price: Ages 7-10: $125           Ages 11-21: $175  
Deadline for Registration: June 27th, 2022  
Behind The Curtain 2022 Registration Form

Broadway Bound: July 16th- July 17th, 2022 Ages 5-12 from 10:30 am-2:00 pm   A two day workshop for young actors and movers, this camp includes dance of various styles, drama, music, and art!  A great way to introduce your young way to the stage, they will get a taste of everything, all while enjoying the top hits from Broadway.  

Price: $90  
Deadline for Registration: July 2nd, 2022
Broadway Bound 2022 Registration Form

Internship Week: July 18th- July 22nd, 2022 Ages 16+ from 9:30 am-3:00 pm   Dancers get the unique opportunity to experience life in a professional company.  Each day begins with a technique class, followed by rehearsal alongside Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre company members.  Rehearsal time will include current repertoire and a look into what a day as a dancer looks like.    

Price: $450
Deadline for Registration: July 11th, 2022  
Internship Week 2022 Registration Form

Ballet Intensives: July 23rd and 30th, 2022Modern/Jazz Intensives: July 24th and 31st, 2022 Ages 11-21 from 9:30 am-3:00 pm   These single day workshops will allow dancers to refine and enhance their technique.  Experienced faculty and rigorous classes will push each individual to the next level.  Dancers may choose any combination of days, or take all 4 days to get the ultimate results!  

Price: $100 per day, or $350 for all 4 days  
Deadline for Registration: July 16th, 2022  
Ballet and Modern-Jazz Intensive 2022 Registration Form

Safety Policy and Protocol update for The Black Dahlia

As a resident company at The Center for the Performing Arts, GHDT will continue to follow the same protocols as The Center for performances at
The Academy of GHDT.

Health and Safety Policies and Protocols:
Amid ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, The Center for the Performing Arts and its Resident Companies have adopted the following policies and protocols for the 2021-2022 season. Though subject to change as circumstances evolve, these requirements reflect public health recommendations, artist policies and the growing consensus across the live entertainment industry on how to maintain a safer environment.
For further details from The Center on self-check, masking, and proof of vaccination or negative test, please visit:

Health and Safety Policies and Protocols for patrons of THE BLACK DAHLIA at
The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre venue are as follows:

  • Please do not attend if you experience any symptoms of illness
  • Masks are required upon entry for anyone age 3 or older
  • All patrons age 12 or older must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entry
  • As an alternative to vaccination, patrons may present physical or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the event

For more information on how to purchase tickets for THE BLACK DAHLIA please click the link below:



Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre presents THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME at The Tarkington at The
Center for the Performing Arts, October 28-30, 2021.

The World Premiere of this full-length contemporary ballet, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, an original work
created by Executive Artistic Director Gregory Hancock, will bring to the stage an emotional, beautiful and truth seeking story about a boy from Kansas who sets out on a journey down the Golden Path to India. Looking for meaning and purpose in life after devastating losses and challenges, he encounters deities from the Hindu pantheon who impart wisdom, compassion and courage. Through the blend of cultural themes, theatrical dance and unique music, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME will transport the audience through a maze of inspirational experiences ultimately discovering that home is really a place in the heart.

The powerful score of music will combine the sounds of America and India using American pop, folk and gospel music along with classical, devotional and film genres of India. Diverse dance styles, costumes and lighting will enhance the ambience and authenticate the journey. Original artwork of picturesque India created by local artist Madhuchhanda Mandal will provide a stunning theatrical backdrop for the production. As a world traveler, Mr. Hancock draws on his experiences to create art that inspires others through the international languages of dance and music and strives to create works of beauty and emotion that cause audiences to respond on a spiritual level. In hopes of uniting a divided world, he recognizes that the arts are a powerful tool that contribute to global connectiveness and commonality which runs through all mankind.

New Officers elected to GHDT’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre has recently elected Kirsten Ferger as the new President of the Board for the 2021-2022 Performance Season. Kirsten has been a board member since 2005 and has previously held the offices of vice president and president. Former president, Ivy Heazeltine will serve as Treasurer in the new season while Anindita Sen with serve as Vice-president and Tuhina Chakrabarti will
serve as Secretary. Board member Denise Salamie will continue to serve as Grant Manager for GHDT.

GHDT also welcomes new board members Nur Ungan and Ross Smith.
The board also includes Gregory Hancock, Debby Provisor, and Akin

GHDT is a non-profit arts organization and is the resident professional
dance company at The Center for the Performing Arts Center in Carmel,

Movie Night for Dances For A New World: Part III

Join us for a special one day event to watch GHDT’s filmed production of Dances For A New World: Part III

Bring your friends and family and enjoy some snacks and beverages while we experience GHDT and dance in a new and exciting lens!

This event will be hosted at The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre in Carmel.
There will be 5 showing times available: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale now! Click the link below to purchase yours today!

Call Now
Buy Tickets