Duke Performances

Artists in Residence

Each year, Duke Performances partners with a range of campus and community organizations to coordinate over 100 distinct artist residency events. We bring world-class artists to Duke classrooms and public forums in ways that directly enrich the life of our vibrant city and community.

Featured Residencies

American Ballet Theatre

In 2018/2019, Duke Performances embarks on an audacious three-year collaboration with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. This wide-ranging partnership will include on-campus residencies with ABT’s pre-professional Studio Company, public performances by ABT’s Main Company, community engagement, monthly visits by master teachers from ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and […]

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Over the course of three 2018/2019 visits, acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown and her company will participate in dance classes, public conversations, and visits to local high schools — providing Duke and Durham an opportunity to engage with an artist working at the vanguard of American dance.


Featured Series

Arts & Context

Building Bridges

2018/19 Artists in Residence


Duke Performances Curriculum Enrichment Awards

Each year, Duke Performances partners with more than 30 faculty across a range of departments and academic units to coordinate 120 distinct residency events, reaching over 2,000 Duke students. We bring world-class artists to Duke classrooms and public forums in ways that directly enrich campus and community life. As an organization, we believe strongly that engagement with the arts, and the dynamics of live performance, creates context for learning and inquiry, facilitating collisions between ideas and animating course material.

2018-19 Curricular Awards Recipients


November 1, 2018
Duke Performances Announces Recipients of 2018/19 Curricular Awards

Duke Performances is pleased to announce the faculty recipients of its second annual curriculum enrichment awards: Ellen McLarney, Daniel Train, and Laura Florand.

View the recipients of the 2017/18 Curricular Awards

Course Introduction to Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship Eric Oberstein

Spring 2019 Course!

Introduction to Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
with instructor Eric Oberstein, Associate Director, Duke Performances | GRAMMY & Latin GRAMMY-winning Producer | Duke Alum

Are you considering a career in the performing arts, arts management, or arts entrepreneurship?

Are you interested in learning about the business and entrepreneurial aspects of the arts?

Are you thinking about producing and launching your own artistic project?

Learn more …


Talking Music & Dance

Learn more about Talking Music & Dance, a collaborative series from Duke Performances and Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics, featuring public conversations with visiting artists.

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