Skip to main content
Main content

B-CU Receives over $5,000 to Support The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble


The Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center Will Host a Week Long Performing Arts Exhibition for B-CU Students and the Daytona Beach Community

B-CU recently received over $5,000 for a regional touring grant from the South Arts Board of Directors that will support the engagement and educational components of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (CPRDE) is an internationally recognized modern dance company. Performances from the dance company are inspired by African American experiences and modern dance traditions from across the world.

The South Arts national endowment supports projects that involve underserved presenters, audiences, and communities. April 23rd-28th, 2018 B-CU students and the Daytona Beach community will have the opportunity to participate in several activities consisting of dance classes, a recital with special performances and community engagement with the Volusia County elementary schools. More information will be released in the coming months.

Learn more about the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, contact Alicia Scott, Executive Director of the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 386-481-2710 or

Office of Communications

Ursula James
Assistant Director of Communications
PH: 386-481-2975
FX: Fax

About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

To Top