About The Clarice

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company photo by Alex Pile
 

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is creating the NextNOW. We are building the future of the arts by educating, training and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators.

By shaping NextNOW audiences, experiences and artists, The Clarice breaks through traditional boundaries in art-making and audience development through the work of its 5 partners:

A hub of innovation and possibility, The Clarice is building the future of the arts now!

Background

The Clarice is in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland. As part of a major public research university, The Clarice is committed to collaboration and the creation and support of new work that further advances our knowledge and understanding, working in its creative radius.

The Clarice opened in 2001 and is a vital part of the arts ecology in Prince George’s County.

The Clarice Partners Leadership

Jeneanne Hunter, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; Stephen Henry, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library; Leigh Wilson Smiley, UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies; Robert Gibson, UMD School of Music; Martin Wollesen, The Clarice