Professional teaching artists and performances offered at area schools, enriching schools’ curricula and over 1,000 students annually.
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Dance Place 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.
Current Resident Companies, click on a company name below for more information.
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 13 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.
ReVision dance company
Led by Led by Artistic Director Shannon Quinn, ReVision is a contemporary modern dance company committed to artistic excellence and community building. Through performances, workshops and teaching residencies, ReVision works with diverse populations of professional dancers and novice movers. A unique aspect of our work is our dedication to engaging people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
POP (People Objects Play)
Led by Carla Perlo, Delante White, this creative movement company of teenage performers utilizes objects such as stools, water bottles, balls, hula-hoops and more as the impetus for the movement. Themes such as balancing, partnering, rolling and throwing come together in a high energy performance that brings audience members into the action.
Dance Place Companies in Residence
In addition to our Resident Companies, Dance Place also offer opportunities annually to DC based companies looking for support in the form of rehearsal space, administrative guidance and performance opportunities.
Current Companies in Residence, click on a company name below for more information.
Need Space? We’ve got it, in all shapes and sizes!
Dance Place has a variety of spaces available for rent for dance rehearsals, informal performances, parties, weddings and special events. While Dance Place’s performance season and regularly scheduled classes and rehearsals take first priority, Dance Place will accommodate rentals on a first come, first serve basis.
Professional Consultants & Speakers
Dance Place Co-Directors Carla Perlo & Deborah Riley offer insights and guidance from their 35 years of experience building the field of dance and community engagement.