Press Release for Philadanco

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Suzé DiPietro

Interim Director
Phone: (609)652-4927
Fax: (609)626-5523



“Where the Arts Come Alive!”


GALLOWAY, NJ, JANUARY 24, 2017 — The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) returns to the Stockton Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 17th.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32. Children’s tickets are $12 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be ordered online at or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ninety minutes before the performance. For Group sales, call (609) 652-4786.

“Philadanco’s dancers are a miracle of skill and energy…The company has built its success on the ability to do everything.” — Dance Magazine

“…electrifying: sure fervent, beautifully accomplished…” –Miami Herald

The Philadelphia Dance Company, affectionately known as PHILADANCO, has danced its way into the hearts of America with superlative technique, well trained dancers and an exciting repertoire of choreography. Fans, both old and new, will join the dancers on a tour through those ground breaking 40 years that helped shape them into the spectacular and electrifying company they are today. Over the years, PHILADANCO’s repertory has included the works of world renowned choreographers such as Milton Myers, Elisa Monte, Ron K. Brown, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Gene Hill Sagan, Talley Beatty and more recently Rennie Harris, Christopher Huggins, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar to name a few.

The original mission of the PHILADANCO, “to present the highest quality of professional dance performance, and to provide exceptional training for the improvement of skills for emerging professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities” has withstood time, budget cuts and the passage of over 45 years.

Since its inception in 1970, 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 40 years, a stellar faculty (hand picked by Joan Myers Brown) has trained over 4,500 dancers in a comprehensive program achieving the highest level of technical skills in dance and performance.

*This tour of Philadanco Dance Company is made possible by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts for the Arts Regional Touring Program.

*This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large type programs, and listening assistive devices. Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Jimmie Leeds Road in Pomona (Galloway Township). Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the Center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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