Cross-Cultural Dance Company performs World Dance. We draw from classic, folkloric and modern dance, costuming and music to bring you a fun and colorful dance experience.
Our dance has a strong basis in American Tribal Belly Dance which is a fusion of different ethnic dances throughout the Middle East and North Africa. We also study and perform different forms of modern, folkloric and classical dances from all over the globe.
The Cross-Cultural Dance Company was created under the direction of Kira Lang in 2008 in order to bring dances from around the world to Atlanta audiences.
Starting as a student troupe in 2007 the CCDC dancers have been performing around the South East. They have performed in festivals, at conventions, restaurants and shows. All of the troupe members continue to study with local and national teachers of different dance styles as well as study the history and culture of the dances we perform.
Who We Are:
Kira grew up learning to dance with friends in her Atlanta neighborhood. After a serious knee injury at 20 stopped her choreographing and break-dancing she continued to dance socially and began studying martial arts for strength and balance.
In 2000 Kira began studying belly dance intensively and exploring dances of many other countries, as well. After joining the Society for Creative Anachronism and studying with local and visiting teachers her interest in the culture and history of the dances, and people who danced them, became as important as learning the steps, costuming and music.