Kabby Mitchell III and his protegee, Alonzo Deshawn Morton
Noir Black Noir is an exciting new ballet with new works created by Black choreographers to music composed by Black classical composers
This is a Free Community Event
Curators Julie Tobiason and Klair Etheridge bring together artists for a celebration of the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center.
Join us for our first fundraiser of the year and celebrate the awe-inspiring artists who work together to make Noir Black Noir a success.
Work orientation begins July 5th. Summer Camp Starts July 11th
Summer Camp Starts July 11. Save your spot and sign up soon.
Join us for a week of study with T.U.P.A.C. faculty, Artistic Director Julie Tobiason and guest artists August 15-19.
Students will train in ballet technique, pointe, variations, African dance, and conditioning.
Get ready to enjoy the rich flavors of Spain & Cuba combined in our ensemble flamenco performance featuring Marisela Fleites.
In order to keep our students, faculty and community safe, we are adapting our policies and protocols in order to reduce the risk of spreading illnesses such as covid-19.
All staff members, students and attendees to T.U.P.A.C. MUST wear masks that fit securely and fully cover the nose and mouth.
A glimpse of a few of our projects during COVID-19 shutdown zoom classes throughout 18 months...so awesome to be back in person with our students
T.U.P.A.C.'s 2021 The Urban Nutcracker, The Cavalier, Dylan Santos
Northwest Sinfonietta and Mikhail Calliste from Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center perform inside The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at Tacoma Art Museum with a behind-the-scenes introduction by Dr. T. André Feagin. Visit nwsinfonietta.org/listen for more
Northwest Sinfonietta and T.U.P.A.C. dancers Ivy and Nya perform from inside The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at Tacoma Art Museum, with a behind-the-scenes introduction by Dr. T. André Feagin. Visit nwsinfonietta.org/listen for more information and videos from this series.
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PNB hosts T.U.P.A.C. Students to inspiring complimentary PNB performances!
Current PNB Company members and Instructors share their professional curriculum with T.U.P.A.C. Students.
Teaching Artist Training Lab The Washington State Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab is a seven-month professional development program with a focus on supporting arts education as part of basic education in K-12 schools.
Kabby Mitchell III will always be our touchstone. TUPAC would not exist without Kabby's vision and we shall forever be grateful for how he shaped our lives and shared with us his discipline, grace, fortitude, truth, constant quest for excellence and laughter.
We shall always honor his memory by keeping his passion for not only educating marginalized communities with high quality classical ballet technique, but also setting an example for guiding students in being respected world citizens.
Thank you, Mr. Mitchell - we stand on your shoulders, and will always strive to relay your high standards to our students.
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center
1105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405