Ballet in Pennsauken

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Lewis Carroll, The Who, and Edgar Allen Poe have something in common: Christopher Fleming. Their varied catalogs inspired new works from the dancer and choreographer, who has received widespread acclaim for his balletic take on classic stories. He brings that unconventional eye to his eponymous BalletFleming, where he helms seasons featuring world-premiere productions. But while the source material may range from Gothic literature to 1960s rock 'n' roll, the company's mission remains the same: to stage visually striking, emotionally moving dance performances.

315 White Horse Pike
Collingswood,
NJ
US

Pennsylvania Ballet has deep ties to dance history. The company was formed in 1963 by Barbara Weisberger, a protégé of the great George Balanchine. Perhaps due to that remarkable connection, the ballet's mission has always been to celebrate the classics. An annual staging of Balanchine's The Nutcracker and other favorites pay tribute to dance's traditional beauty. But the artists still look to the future of the art form, which surprisingly doesn't involve pieces set to laserbeats. The group is known for innovative takes on canonical fixtures, from a re-imagined Swan Lake to the world premiere of Matthew Neenan's Carmina Burana.

1420 Locust St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The Rock School for Dance Education offers high-quality dance training for talented young artists from around the world, along with an extensive dance and movement outreach program that annually reaches 18,000 underserved youth by providing arts and fitness activities to inner city schools. The organization trains many of the future dance stars of tomorrow—The Rock School now has dancers in virtually every major dance company in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as in film and on Broadway.

1101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The Rock School for Dance Education offers high-quality dance training for talented young artists from around the world, along with an extensive dance and movement outreach program that annually reaches 18,000 underserved youth by providing arts and fitness activities to inner city schools. The organization trains many of the future dance stars of tomorrow?The Rock School now has dancers in virtually every major dance company in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as in film and on Broadway.

450 W Lancaster Ave.
Haverford,
PA
US

Mark Roxey says his troupe is the biggest ballet company in the smallest city in the US. That wasn't exactly the plan in 1995 when he and his wife Melissa founded the Hunterdon Youth Ballet, but as the group evolved, so did their ambitions. They rechristened themselves the Roxey Ballet and grew into a professional touring outfit whose dancers have commanded international recognition and even performed at the inauguration of President Obama. Today, the troupe regularly revisits beloved ballets as well as lesser-known works, often featuring original choreography by Roxey himself or the sentient hologram Roxey sometimes lets stand in for him.

243 N Union St
Lambertville,
NJ
US

During the past three decades, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra has grown from a community chamber orchestra into a professional-caliber ensemble. Today, it acts as a musical oasis for the community under the guidance of Rossen Milanov, who brings the experience he gained in his 11 years with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his brief tenure as an eccentric billionaire’s metronome. Since its founding, the orchestra has found a home at the historic Richardson Auditorium, a venue designed by the US Treasury’s supervising architect in the 1890s and renovated to acoustic excellence in the 1980s. The hall is so sonically pleasing, in fact, that six-time Grammy winner Buddy Graham named it among the likes of Carnegie Hall as one of the world’s greatest concert halls, according to the venue’s website.

575 Ewing St
Princeton,
NJ
US