GHDT Welcomes New Dancers

New Dancers

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre welcomes three new company dancers for their 20th Anniversary Season! Read their exciting stories below! Come see them perform in the season opener “CELEBRATION!” on September 22 & 23 at The Tarkington. Buy your tickets for the performances here!

Morgan Beane

Morgan Beane began her dance training in Rochester, Michigan with the Michigan Ballet Theatre. Morgan later attended Marygrove College where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in dance theatre performance. Immediately following graduation, she joined the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company, where she performed and trained for a season. Morgan then moved back to Detroit to continue to perform and teach as a guest artist with various local companies throughout the Detroit Metro area. In May of 2017, Morgan joined GHDT as an intern and performed in the popular production of “A Night in India” in June. She joined GHDT this fall as a company member.

Look out for Morgan’s solo in Cuchi Cuchi in CELEBRATION!

Tyler McCants 

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Tyler McCants began his dance training as a young student and continued through high school. He was accepted into the Department of Dance at the University of Southern Mississippi under scholarship. Tyler graduated in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Performance and Choreography. After college, Tyler performed as a guest artist with Hub Dance Collective. He also worked and toured with Top 10 Dance Challenge, a dance competition and convention. He has performed in Dance Festivals in New York City and Kalamazoo. He joined GHDT in 2017 and performed with GHDT in “The Black Dahlia” last February as “the doctor.”

Don’t miss Tyler’s duet with company member Taylar Green in Cuchi Cuchi in CELEBRATION!

Chris Lingner 

Chris Lingner began his career joining the 2009 National Tour of Twyla Tharp’s Moving Out, dancing the principal roles of Eddie and James, making him one of the youngest performers to ever dance these roles. Lingner has been a featured guest artist with Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Indianapolis School of Ballet, New Albany Ballet, Peoria Ballet, in the Young Stars of Ballet Gala, presented by Indianapolis City Ballet and Chamber Dance Project in D.C. In 2012, Sonya Tayeh created a new work on him for an NFL Super Bowl-Super Cure event fighting breast cancer. Lingner studied ballet in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he danced principal roles in works by Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Dwight Rhoden, August Bournonville, Josh Bergasse, Antony Tudor, Nicolo Fonte, and Peter Martins . Lingner joined Cincinnati Ballet in the 13-14 50th Anniversary Season in the Corps de Ballet. Since joining Cincinnati Ballet, Lingner has performed in works by Adam Hougland, Victoria Morgan, Trey McIntyre, Septime Webre, Viktor Plotnikov, Jessica Lang, Jennifer Archibald, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Yuri Possokhov, and Kirk Peterson. As a producer, Lingner was also nominated for a Tony Award as a member of the producing team for Broadway’s “On the Town” and “Best Show of 2016″ for his production of the first Ballet Royalty Gala in Havana, Cuba. Lingner is thrilled to return to the GHDT stage for it’s 20th season as he was a part of the original cast of both “Hunchback” and “Super Hero” and couldn’t be happier to celebrate the works of GHDT.

Come see Chris perform the fan-favorite piece, 1968, dancing with company member Erica Steward.

CELEBRATION! Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets on Sale Now!

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is celebrating its 20th Season! To kickoff this exciting anniversary, the company is presenting “CELEBRATION!” on September 22 & 23 at The Tarkington in Carmel, Indiana. Artistic Director and Choreographer Gregory Hancock selected “classic” pieces from 20 years of repertoire for the company to perform. An audience favorite, “Bolero” will return to the stage as well as “1968” – both retrieved from the masterpiece archives. The concert will feature drama, precision and high energy dancing and will provide an amazing experience for everyone!

Join us in celebrating the 20th GHDT Season! All performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be bought by clicking here, or by calling The Tarkington box office at 317-843-3800.

Season Tickets

Do you plan on coming to see all of GHDT’s shows this season at The Tarkington? Season tickets are now available! Buying a season ticket saves you 10% off the regular ticket pricing for the three Tarkington performances. Season tickets are NOT available online, and can be purchased by calling the Tarkington box office at 318-843-3800 or by visiting the box office in person.

Mr. Hancock, the company dancers, and G2 dancers can not wait to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season with our patrons. We will see you on September 22 & 23 to kick off the season of CELEBRATION!

Nutcracker Fundraiser


Nutcracker season is just around the corner! In past years, Nutcracker cast members have participated in a concert fundraiser to help pay for production fees. This year, we’re doing a little bit of a different fundraiser. We’re reaching out to local restaurants to partner with them to raise money. 

Our first event is September 30th from 5pm-9pm at Chipotle Mexican Grill on 12697 North Pennsylvania Street Suite 100, Carmel, IN 46032. The event is at this location only. To have your purchase count towards our fundraiser, you MUST bring the flyer below (click here to print) or have it pulled up on your phone. 

Here are a few more guidelines about this event:

  • Purchases of gift cards will not count towards the proceeds, but purchases paid for with existing gift cards will.
  • If placing an order online, you must chose the “pay at the store” option, and then hand the cashier your flyer before paying.

We are in the works of getting a few more events set up. A master list of all of the events will be posted in a month or so, so keep you’re eye out for opportunities to help raise money while eating delicious food!


Class Registration and Nutcracker Audition

Come join The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre for classes! We will have an open registration on August 5th, 2017, from 12:00PM – 3:00PM.

We offer ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, stretching and conditioning, hip-hop, and Middle-Eastern style classes.

Our students also get multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. GHDT’s The Nutcracker is a student production, and the entire cast is made up of our students, as well as other dancers from the area. Open auditions for our 2017 Nutcracker are on August 19th, 2017, from 1:00PM – 2:00PM.

We also have an annual Academy Showcase in June, for parents to see how much their children have learned throughout the year. Occasionally, there are opportunities for our Academy students to perform in GHDT company shows.

20th Season Performances Announced!

20th Season Performances Announced

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is celebrating it’s 20th Season. Join us in celebrating by attending our performances!

CELEBRATION! – September 22-23, 2017
The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts

THE NUTCRACKER – December 1-3, 2017
Pike Performing Arts Center

GHDT’S HOLIDAY SPECIAL – December 16-17, 2017
The Academy of GHDT

SIMCHA – Weekends – February 3-18, 2018
The Academy of GHDT

SUPERHERO; the story of a man called Jesus
March 30-31, 2018
The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts

The Academy of GHDT

June 29-30, 2018
The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts

Season Tickets are now available at The Tarkington Box Office for the Tarkington performances by calling 317-843-3800. Not available online. Save 10% off single ticket purchases by buying Season Tickets.

To read the entire press release, click here.

LCA Wins an Emmy!

Gregory Hancock – Emmy Winner

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s artistic director, Gregory Hancock, is a jack of all trades. Mr.
Hancock wrote a musical, called La Casa Azul,  about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In 1997, it was copyrighted. However, the musical did not premiere until June 2015. The musical was such a success, it had an encore performance the following October. Our local PBS station, WFYI, filmed the performance and a documentary about the process of bringing the show to the stage. This 2016 broadcast, we are happy to announce, won a Regional Emmy for Best Arts Programming. 


2017 Summer Intensives

2017 Summer Intensives

It’s that time of year again! The Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Summer Intensives are back! This year, all levels have a 2-week long intensive. Our intensive is for dancers ages 6-18, and they will be separated according to age and level. From July 10-14th and July 17-22nd, dancers will take classes ranging from ballet to middle eastern dance, and terminology classes to conditioning. Dancers will be fully engaged in learning and having fun from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. 

For information on dress code and prices, as well as the registration forms, head over to our Summer Intensives page.


Nutcracker Bootcamp

In addition to our annual Summer Intensive, this year we will also have a week long Nutcracker Bootcamp. GHDT’s Nutcracker is a very special tradition for many dancers and families. We want to give every dancer the chance to get a head start and learn every part of the show, all while having fun with their friends. The Nutcracker bootcamp is July 24-28th from 9am-4pm. 

For more information, as well as registration forms, head over to our Summer Intensives page.

A Night in India PHOTOS

A Night in India Patron Photos

We had wonderful audiences who came to see A Night in India this past weekend at The Tarkington. We had some lovely vendors in the lobby, including a Taj Mahal Photo Booth with photos taken by Norma Junes Photography. Click here to find yours!

Thank you to all of the sponsors, vendors, patrons, board members, dancers, tech crew, and our director, Gregory Hancock. This weekend wouldn’t have gone the way it did without any piece of the puzzle.

Stay tuned for the reveal of our 20th Anniversary Season! 

A Night in India Cast

A Night In India Cast

GHDT’s June show allows for us to invite dancers to come intern, apprentice, and guest artist with the company. For this concert, we have dancers from Ohio, Michigan, and India. Yes, you read that right – India! Scroll down to see the dancers who will joining the company in A NIGHT IN INDIA. To learn more about the GHDT company dancers, click here!

 Abhishek Rathod

 Kenneth Shelby Jr

 Rahul Thahryani

 Adrian Dominguez

 Jameson Keating

 Hannah Williamson  

 Morgan Beane 

 Hannah Johnson

 Katie Brake


Come see these dancers join the GHDT Company Dancers in A NIGHT IN INDIA on June 9th and 10th at 7PM. For tickets, click here.

A Night In India Sponsors


Thank you to our Performance Sponsors for their support of GHDT’s A NIGHT IN INDIA performed June 9 & 10th at The Tarkington in Carmel, Indiana. We appreciate their partnership!

Raju Chinthala, President

Ravi Pattar
1455 East Southport Road
Indianapolis, IN. 46227

Sumeeta Bhatia


Don’t miss A NIGHT IN INDIA on June 9th and 10th at 7PM. For tickets, click here.

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