University of Iowa

Reaching out beyond the edge of the stage

Hancher's education programs cultivate connections that excite schoolchildren, enlighten those hungry for knowledge, and energize each individual's creative engine. The 2019-2020 season will feature a number of engagement events on campus, in the local community, and at Hancher. Resident artists will include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Amal Kassir, Amir Safi, Compagnia TPO, CONTRA-TIEMPO, Dreamers' Circus, ETHEL, Kiera Duffy, Las Cafeteras, Miro Quartet, Negin Farsad, Robert Mirabal, Rosanne Cash, RUBBERBANDance Group, SITI Company, Slingsby Theatre Company, Syed Umar Warsi, Tomeka Reid Quartet, and Urban Bush Women.

K-12 (Photo: Las Cafeteras at Grand Wood Elementary School)
On campus (Photo: Marc Bamuthi Joseph in a UI classroom)
Statewide (Photo: Maquoketa students with "We All Perform," which they contributed to)
Step Afrika! masterclass with UI dance students
Above: A Step Afrika! masterclass with University of Iowa dance students (Photo: Miriam Alarcón Avila)


Hancher's education program is generously supported by:

  • The Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson Arts Education Fund
  • The Mary K. Calkin Arts Education Fund
  • The Sara and Sherwood Wolfson Arts Education Fund
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • Hancher Partners
  • Contributors to the Hancher Circle Fund
  • The Hancher Guild Showcase
For More Information: 

Micah Ariel James
Education Manager
(319) 335-0009