Coyaba Dance Theater

Resident Companies

Dance Place’s resident dance companies offer modern dance, African dance, and step dance performances and are available for bookings for performances, residencies, and other engagements at theaters, schools, and other performance venues. The companies are based at Dance Place and perform regularly in the DC area and beyond.

Click on a company name below for more information.

ReVision dance company
REVISION is contemporary modern dance company which aims to engage audiences of all ages in critical thinking about social issues that surround our everyday lives.

Deborah Riley Dance Projects
Deborah Riley Dance Projects is a modern dance company which presents performances and workshops that illuminate the landscape of emotions, ideas, perspectives and concerns of women. The company performs the choreography of Dance Place Co-Director, Deborah Riley who joined Dance Place as an Artist-in-Residence in 1987.

Coyaba Dance Theater
Coyaba Dance Theater was founded in 1997 by Founder/Artistic Director Sylvia Soumah and performs traditional and contemporary West African dance and music focusing on the diverse ethnic groups and various humanitarian themes of West African culture.

Dance Place Step Team
The Dance Place Step Team has represented the best in youth talent since its inception in 2000, with members ages 6 and up. The vision of the Step Team and Artistic Director Donna Kearney is to maintain a core group of outstanding students who strive academically as well as theatrically to be their best.