BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Founded in 2005 by dancers Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX is committed to producing new works of the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a collective appetite for bold, new dance. Firmly rooted in ballet technique, these contemporary pieces challenge BalletX’s dancers with the innovative possibilities of ballet in the 21st century. “We really wanted to take risks and do things that were challenging and different,” explains co-founder Christine Cox, “and create a home where choreographers could come and make original dances.
In 2015, BalletX launched the Choreographic Fellowship Programme, an opportunity for emerging artists to expand their experience and further develop their unique voices under the mentorship and guidance of established choreographers. Each season, an expert panel of dance leaders will select one promising choreographer to create a world premiere work on the BalletX company.
Now recognized worldwide for its unique repertoire, the company participates in growing numbers of national and international tours, including performances at prestigious venues and festivals such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts, The Joyce Theater in New York City, Vail International Dance Festival in Colorado and Ballet EXPO in South Korea and now at the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts.
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