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Koresh Dance Company is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided in current law. Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 877.829.5500.

Koresh Capital Campaign for a Home in Movement

Over the past year, we have been settling into a new location, the former theatre-turned-gym at 2002 Rittenhouse Square. Featuring additional studios, a black-box theatre, expanded office support space, and a multi-media suite, these amenities have enabled us to increase the number of class offerings. We can now focus on growth opportunities such as hosting guest companies from around the world, and actively nurturing the Philadelphia dance scene through our local artist showcases. Income from these expanded activities allow us to invest in our professional dance company by offering them 28-32 week employment contracts. In addition, the other key components of our mission – outreach and dance education – are being fulfilled at a higher level as a result of our move to the new space.
In order to fully return the building to a purpose that echoes its history and enhances a neighborhood that is steeped in the arts, we have entered into a capital campaign that seeks $800,000 in support from community members. We are happy to announce that we recently received the offer of a 1:1 matching grant up to $50,000 from the Brook J. Lenfest Foundation, and we are actively seeking gifts towards this match. There are several spaces within the building which can be named in perpetuity by donors who wish to make a leadership gift.

With significant support from the William Penn Foundation, we have been able to add key staff members, including a marketing/communications director and a director of development. These individuals are helping us work towards our goal of creating long-term financial stability and sustainability. We are looking forward to creating opportunities for donors to support new artistic and outreach initiatives, underwrite our home seasons and tours, and more. A creative, dancing spirit is essential to a strong, vibrant community, and Koresh is committed to nurturing that spirit as a strong cultural presence in Philadelphia. Once permanently established in our new home, we will continue our tradition of innovation and excellence, and expand our reputation as an ambassador for the lively arts in Philadelphia

Your contribution will assist in expanding our multi-faceted programming.

You are cordially invited to partner with us by investing in our new home. By doing so, you signify your trust in our company and your willingness to share the rewards resulting from the positive work in which we are engaging.

Please discuss your gift with our director of development, Julie George-Carlson. We would welcome a conversation about gifts of cash or appreciated securities, and these can be made in the form of a pledge payable over a period of time. Koresh Dance Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. Please call us to set up an appointment (215) 751-0959, or send a meeting request by email to