The Ngoma School Level 2A

The Ngoma School Auditions

The Ngoma School conduct auditions on Aug 11th and Sept 8th, for its annual school-year program. Students learn ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, and pre-pointe work. Sign up today!


BRAND NEW! Hip-Hop Program

Have a student that just wants to take hip-hop classes only? Sure. This fall, we offer a hip-hop recreational class on Saturdays for only $150 a month! Contact the school registrar office for more details.


Allison Eguchi, Momo Sakai and Jaylon Givan in Saunder's Unsettled

Company Dancers Promoted

Dissonance Dance Theatre celebrates the hard work provided by its artists. Every year we acknowledge those dancers whose artistry has grown through the ranks. Congrats to: Jaylon Givan – Senior Artist, Karina Biancone – Artist, Esperanza Montero – Artist, Alexix Smith – Artist, Anthony Spivey – Artist.

The Ngoma School

The official school of Dissonance Dance Theatre, DC’s Only African-American managed, and nationally-recognized contemporary ballet.

Serving over 200 students annually since 2014, The Ngoma School is emerging as a Washington, DC area dance-school destination for students interested in a professional concert dance career.

Currently serving students as young as 5 years old, to young adults who received a late start to their professional dance training.  Dance classes, workshops, masterclasses, and auditions are facilitated at Univ of Maryland College Park.




What better way to extend and deepen your experience with Ngoma Center for Dance. Either taking in an evening performance with our resident ballet – Dissonance Dance Theatre – classes or workshop at The Ngoma School, community events or volunteering time after work, we at Ngoma would greatly appreciate any gift (monetary/in-kind) towards our mission. 


Videos & Photos

Check out new photos and behind-the-scenes moment on our Instagram page!
For videos of DDT and The Ngoma School please visit our video galleries.



Meet The Dancers

Dissonance Dance Theatre holds three position ranks for dance artists: Senior Artists, Artists, Apprentices. Find out more about our talented, professional cast!

Dissonance Dance Theatre provides a vital artist-platform for developing dance artists in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. With talent and determination, these professional dancers provide entertainment, enlightenment, and joy to local and national audiences.

DDT dancers come from all over the United States. Brought together by their desire to dance a diverse repertoire centered around classical/contemporary ballet, DDT dancers are versatile and eager for the challenge. 

Dancer: Heather Carlson