Koresh Dance Company






In addition to performance and instruction, Koresh Dance Company is committed to community building and outreach. While on tour, the company provides diverse outreach offerings that connect with dancers and non-dancers alike. Activities including post-performance discussions, residencies, lecture demonstrations and master classes bring dance off the stage and into the lives of audiences across the country. At home, the Koresh Kids Danceprogram brings arts education to underserved children by creating partnerships with Philadelphia public schools and providing free weekly dance classes for their 4th and 5th grade students, promoting creativity as a conduit for non-violence and achieving life goals.

Koresh extends dance education and performance resources to its community by presenting emerging artists in bi-monthly Koresh Artist Showcases. The showcases present work by local choreographers and artists, providing individuals and companies in the community an opportunity to perform their work at no cost and to connect with a wider audience. In 2013, Koresh expanded the showcase model to present over two dozen companies in the Come Together Dance Festival, which is now an annual opportunity for Philadelphia dancers, choreographers, and audiences to create and experience a wide array of dance forms and styles.

Whether on the road or at home, Koresh Dance Company makes it known to the world that Philadelphia fosters creativity and artistic excellence.

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The Koresh Artist Showcase is an initiative that was created to give local, emerging talent a platform to present their work as well as give the community a chance to discover new artists and new styles of dance. As such, each showcase presents work by a diverse group of artists who in turn are given the opportunity to perform and connect with a wider audience in an intimate setting. Furthermore, there is not cost for the artists to participate.

Some of our past participants have included Sammy Reyes, Alchemy Dance Company, Crystal Frazier, Project Moshen, Opus 1 Dance, Shannon Murphy, Ballet Fleming, Teresa VanDenend Sorge, Xhale Dance Company, Lin Batsheva Kahn, and many more!

The Koresh Artist Showcase is held at our Company's home, where one of the studios is turned into a black box theater. Showcases are held on Saturday and Sunday evenings several times throughout the year and each performance lasts approximately 45-50 minutes. Tickets are just $12 per person and are available for purchase at the door one hour prior to showtime.



Showcase Dates

January 20th + 21st, 2018
Application Deadline: December 29th

April 7th + 8th, 2018
Application Deadline: Friday, March 16th

July 14th + 15th, 2018
Application Deadline: Friday, June 22nd

September 15th + 16th, 2018
Application Deadline: Friday, August 24th


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Come Together Dance Festival takes the art to a whole new level.
— Philadelphia Weekly

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Koresh Kids Dance

Bring Koresh Kids Dance to your public school 

Beginning in 2006, Koresh Kids Dance provides free high-quality weekly in-school creative dance instruction to Philadelphia public school students in grades 3-6.

Through KKD, students learn fundamental dance techniques, how to create choreography, and to bridge dance with life skills including self-confidence, discipline, and collaboration.

Koresh Kids Dance enables children to tell their own stories through movement vocabularies that are meaningful to them. The program is geared toward educating the whole person and enriching the lives of students. We believe dance is a powerful tool for educating individuals and are committed to doing our part to include dance in the curriculum of Philadelphia’s school students.

Students experience the joy of dance both as a participant and viewer, and gain meaningful educational experiences to supplement their existing education.


Koresh Kids Dance seeks motivated candidates excited about teaching community dance for a year-long teacher training apprenticeship starting October 1, 2018!

Click here to learn more.

If your school would like to partner with the Koresh Kids Dance Program, please contact Teresa VanDenend Sorge, Outreach Director: koreshkidsdance@gmail.com


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In an age where arts programs are being cut left and right from public schools, Koresh Kids Dance is a beacon that provides an important outlet for young students, fostering their creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills.
— Philly is Dancing
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Brian Sanders' JUNK (top)

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (bottom)

 Photo: Frank Bicking

Come Together Dance FESTIVAL

The Come Together Dance Festival is an annual celebration of Philadelphia dance that unites dance innovators, audience favorites, and emerging artists over 5 nights.


November 14-18 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

We are now accepting applications!!

Submit your work for your chance to be presented on the main stage. 

>>Application due by Friday August 17<<

Check out these highlighted reviews from last year's festival: