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.