720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548
Description: Philadanco has advanced from a small community-based company to an internationally renowned institution, touring over 12 countries, with a reputation for promoting new and emerging dance talent. Philadanco's Instruction and Training program has earned national recognition for providing world-class dance instruction taught by internationally renowned instructors at nominal to nonexistent fees. In addition to mentoring and promoting young dancers and choreographers, the company provides studio space to small companies and independent artists at low or no cost, and was the first company in Philadelphia to offer low-cost housing to dancers. Philadanco's dancers receive exquisite training in a wide range of dance idioms; young predominantly African-American choreographers are cultivated and supported; and seasoned, critically acclaimed choreographic work is preserved through its programming. The resident modern dance company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadanco is a pillar of the Philadelphia arts community and one that serves as a distinguished cultural ambassador around the globe. With all of the company's artistic achievements, Philadanco has never lost sight of its mission to "present the highest quality of professional dance performance and improve the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities.
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