“PHILADANCO’s dancers are a miracle of skill and energy. They work in a range of idioms most companies don’t even try to possess … A company that can do more than just anything …  It can represent the possibilities of human spirit through dance.” 

-Dance Magazine


The March 24, 2007 Philadanco residency at Alfred University was a tour-de-force. The entire internationally-renowned dance company performed in a lecture/performance, and two of the senior company members taught an energizing master dance class. Shortly after the class, Ms. Joan Meyer Brown, the Artistic Director of Philadanco, led an interactive experiential lecture/performance demonstration to a full audience in Holmes Auditorium.

The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is celebrating 37 years of providing exceptional dance performances and training to its many communities throughout the US and abroad.  Since its inception in 1970, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) has had a significant impact on the dance world. As a cultural ambassador representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, its artistic direction and renowned national and international guest choreographers have developed a reputation of producing a dance repertory with passion, power, skill and diversity.  Over the 37 years, a stellar faculty (hand picked by Joan Myers Brown, Founder of PHILADANCO) has trained over 4,500 dancers in a comprehensive program achieving the highest level of technical skills in dance and performance. The unique blend of dance styles of PHILADANCO, and its roster of 50-60 concert performances and 45 residencies annually has made them one of the most sought after modern companies in the United States. In 1981 the company was one of only 15 organizations awarded the prestigious National Choreography Planning Grant. PHILADANCO has had the pleasure of performing at venues such as Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and The Joyce Theater in New York City and has just returned from a noteworthy tour, spending the entire month of March 2006 in Germany, Luxembourg and Italy.



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