Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT)

2900 Bedford Avenue

Second Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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This website was created officially by

E.A. Smith

Hill Dance Academy Theatre is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization located in the Historic Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA.


The Mission of Hill Dance Academy Theatre, to develop and train students 3 to 18-year-olds, in Black Dance Traditions, expand knowledge of Black Dance Traditions and develop emerging Dance Artists to sustain Black Dance as an Art form in Black communities.

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Celeta Hickman

Afro-Caribbean, Costume and Jewelry Design

Celeta Hickman is a dancer, playwright, costumer, bead artist, and student of Africana Studies with an interest in the West African Art of Leadership, Functional Art, and Masquerade. Celeta has danced professionally with Nego Gato Capoeira Angola, Shades of Black Movement and Legacy Arts ProjectCeleta is a master teaching artist with Gateways Western PA Wolf Trap program for early learning through the arts and she is well known in early childhood classrooms as an artist, song maker, and educator. She has taught children throughout Pittsburgh in Africana and Afro Caribbean art and danceCeleta is also a bead artist and jewelry maker. Her vast wealth of artistic talents have been a gift to Hill Dance Academy Theatre for nearly ten years as she engages all students in the rich history of the Caribbean, Africa, and Black America.


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