Theresa Ruth Howard

Keynote Diversity

Theresa Ruth Howard is a former member of the Dance Theater of Harlem, and Armitage Gone! Dance, she has worked extensively with choreographer Donald Byrd, and has been a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She has been a member of the Ballet Faculty at the Ailey School, for over 17 years and has taught and choreographed internationally in conservatories, universities, festivals, and intensives.


As a journalist she has contributed to the Source and Pointe, Expressions (Italy), and Tanz (Germany) Magazines, and is a contributing writer for Dance Magazine. She is the founder and curator of MoBBallet.org (Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet) which was recently granted by the Knight Foundation. In addition to MoBB’s online initiative to curate the stories of Black Ballet artists internationally, it presents panels, workshops and gatherings dedicated to building bridges of understanding and education between communities and cultures in dance and beyond.