Our Essence

We perform to transform ourselves and others -
giving a voice to the voiceless.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance leverages the universal language of dance to honor African American heritage, explore the human condition, and offer a transformative experience through physical movement.

Ignite the dancer in you.

From children as young as three and students pursuing dance on a collegiate level to adult fitness classes designed with fun in mind, CPRD offers a wide range of classes for every skill level.

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Educating students through creativity.

We perform thousands of hours of outreach every year, allowing children from all over the metro area to experience the healing and invigorating effects of movement through dance.

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Internationally esteemed CPRDE

Our Ensemble is comprised of legendary and emerging artists—working to transcend the boundaries of culture, class and age while tapping into the complexity of the human condition.

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Host your next event.

The CPRD Theatre is a 240-seat venue and is an ideal location for a variety of activities, including concerts, weddings, recitals, meetings, performances, lectures, and more.

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CPRD New Academy Offerings

Virtual Classes

CPRD New Podcasts by Cleo

Free Cleo Podcasts

A Message from Cleo Parker Robinson

Stay tuned here for upcoming dates and information, on how to connect with CPRD from your home!

To support the organization visit https://cleoparkerdance.org/support/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

March 13, 2020


Friends and Family,

As part of our commitment to safety, health and wellbeing of our community, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) has been closely monitoring and taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus since news of the first case in Colorado. After consultations with health officials and in accordance with the guidance and policies of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and Denver Public Health (DPH), we have decided to close our Academy and Theatre until further notice.

To add to the need to contain the virus and “flatten the curve”, Academy classes will be closed as of today, Friday, March 13th. All Theatre rentals and performances are also canceled beginning March 13th. Programming with our school partners throughout the metropolitan area is expected to resume once schools are back in session. During this time, the CPRD staff will be working remotely, and the best way to reach us is via email.

This decision, while absolutely necessary, is truly counterintuitive to our fundamental belief and philosophy for strengthening human connection and our commitment for creating a sense of belonging through dance. We have long understood the power of dance to help strengthen our immune system, improve our mental health and unlock our creativity. All benefits that are useful especially when dealing with a health crisis like this one.

While we have implemented strident measures of social distancing, our staff and creative team are exploring alternative ways to keep us moving our bodies and stimulating our minds with intention and fun. Please visit us on Facebook for updates and fun ways to stay connected and healthy.

This is a highly dynamic and unusual situation that requires tremendous amount of grace and a deeper appeal to our humanity and capacity to help each other. We commit to keep you informed of our plans and approaches, as we remain in contact with health officials and information supplied directly from the CDC, CDPHE, DPH, and City and County of Denver.


Malik Robinson

Executive Director

Denver and Beyond

A cultural institution since 1970

CPRD is a Denver institution, based in Five Points, that has served the community for 49 years, teaching generations of families the beauty, fun and healing power of dance.

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119 Park Ave W,
Denver, CO 80205
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