Inlet Dance Theatre is one of the region’s most exciting professional contemporary dance companies. Founded in 2001 by Founder and Executive/Artistic Director Bill Wade, Inlet embodies his longstanding belief that dance viewing, training and performing experiences serve as tools to bring about personal growth and development. Inlet’s collaborative artistic staff build the company’s solid reputation for uplifting individuals and engaging new audiences via performances and education programming.
Inlet Dance Theatre’s impact has grown locally to internationally. The company’s concerts, special events, Inflow and Outflow education programs began as local initiatives and now reach regional, national and international markets. Inlet’s diverse base of work includes concerts such as part of Cleveland Public Theatre’s DanceWorks series and international exchanges to Easter Island (a commonwealth of Chile). Inlet’s education programming includes teaching dance in our home studio, attracting students from as far away as Central America to our Summer Dance Intensive, and conducting residencies throughout Ohio as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s Artist in Residence Program.
In contrast to an industry where people are often used to further dance, Inlet Dance Theatre is committed to using dance to further people. Discover for yourself what makes Inlet unique.