The Concord Academy Dance Program welcomes Illstyle & Peace Productions on Thursday, January 16, for an assembly performance at 2:25 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, followed by an open master class in the dance studio from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural, Philadelphia-based dance company founded in 2000 by Brandon “Peace” Albright. The company creates work rooted in contemporary, West African, old-school and new-school hip-hop, blended with an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including locking, popping, breaking, tap, ballet, hip-hop & house dancing. Its members have toured to critical acclaim nationally and internationally and are committed to delivering positive messages, inspiration, and education to all audiences. Illstyle & Peace Productions were the 2013 U.S. Culture Ambassadors picked by the U.S. State Department and have toured Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.