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Koresh Dance Company – Mission

The Koresh Dance Company is fully dedicated to the enrichment of the cultural landscape and artistic reputation of Philadelphia. It is important to us to sustain a group of dancers and an administrative staff on salary, so that we can fully dedicate ourselves to our mission.Melissa Rector of Koresh Dance Company

We serve our mission in three ways:

  1. Performance
    The Koresh Dance Company strives to be an artistic force by creating innovative and emotional dance performances for audiences in Philadelphia and around the nation. The company’s original dance pieces break through boundaries of traditional choreography and offer audiences an exciting experience.

  2. Instruction
    The Koresh School of Dance offers classes and workshops to adults and children in the Philadelphia community. Our classes provide students of all ages an introduction to dance and offer beginners through professionals a means of artistic expression. Through these programs, we identify and develop new dance performers and choreographers and thus further enhance the artistic talent in Philadelphia.

  3. Community Outreach
    The Koresh Kids Dance program brings free arts education to underserved youth in Philadelphia. Koresh dancers get Philadelphia public school students on their feet and dancing in their "master classes." When the company members give lecture-demonstrations in the local public schools, the students can see a performance and talk to the dancers about their art and work.