List of dance companies


List of dance companies

This is a list of dance and ballet companies.

Contents:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
list of dance and ballet companies
Company Style Based in city/region Country Founder
Artistic director (AD)
Choreographer
Active
-A-
Aglaja contemporary dance Bruges Belgium Founder Jan Dewulf late 1960s–present
Agnes de Mille Dance Theatre
Agnes de Mille Heritage Dance Theatre
ballet and Broadway style dance theatre Winston-Salem, North Carolina United States Founder Agnes de Mille 1953–1954 and 1974–1975
Alameda Civic Ballet ballet Alameda, California United States AD Abra Rudisill 2003–present
Alberta Ballet Company ballet Edmonton, Alberta Canada Founder Ruth Carse
AD Jean Grand-Maître
early 1950s–present
Alonzo King LINES Ballet contemporary ballet San Francisco, California United States Founder & AD Alonzo King 1982–present
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater modern dance New York City United States Founder Alvin Ailey
AD Judith Jamison
1958–present
American Ballet Theatre (formerly Mordkin Ballet, Ballet Theatre) ballet New York City United States Founder Mikhail Mordkin
AD Kevin McKenzie
1937–present
American Chamber Ballet ballet New York City United States Founder Joel Benjamin (unknown)–1976
American National Ballet ballet Duluth, Minnesota United States AD Armando Maldonado 2001–2006
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet contemporary ballet Aspen, Colorado
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States AD Tom Mossbrucker 2000–present (in current incarnation)
Atlanta Ballet ballet Atlanta, Georgia United States AD John McFall 1929–present
Atlanta Festival Ballet ballet Stockbridge, Georgia United States Co-ADs Gregory Aaron & Nicolas Pacaña 1989–present
Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada ballet Moncton, New Brunswick Canada Founder Susan Chalmers-Gauvin
AD Igor Dobrovolskiy
2002–present
The Australian Ballet ballet Melbourne Australia AD David McAllister 1962–present
Australian Dance Theatre contemporary Adelaide Australia Founder Elizabeth Cameron Dalman
AD Garry Stewart
1965–present
AXIS Dance Company contemporary Oakland, California United States Founders Bonnie Lewkowicz, Thais Mazur, Judith Smith & others 1987–present
-B-
Ballet Austin (formerly Austin Ballet Society) ballet Austin, Texas United States AD Stephen Mills 1956–present
Ballet Deviare contemporary ballet New York City United States Founders & co-ADs:
Laura Kowalewski & Andrew Carpenter
2003–present
Ballet Fantastique ballet Eugene, Oregon United States AD Donna Marisa Bontrager 2000–present
Ballet Hispanico contemporary New York, New York United States Founder Tina Ramirez, AD Eduardo Vilaro 1970–present
Ballet Jörgen Canada ballet Ontario Canada AD Bengt Jörgen 1987–present
Ballet Magnificat! Christian dance company Jackson, Mississippi United States Founders Keith & Kathy Thibodeaux
AD Kathy Thibodeaux
1986–present
Ballet Nacional de Cuba ballet Havana Cuba Founder Alicia Alonso 1948–present
Ballet Nouveau Colorado contemporary ballet
contemporary dance
Broomfield, Colorado United States AD Garrett Ammon 2002–present
Ballet Philippines ballet Manila Philippines ADs Alan Hineline & Max Luna III 1969–present
Ballet Rejoice Christian dance company Rocklin, California United States
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo ballet Monte Carlo Monaco Founders René Blum & Wassily de Basil 1932–1968
Ballet San Jose ballet San Jose, California United States AD Dennis Nahat 1983–present
Ballet Theatre of Queensland ballet Queensland Australia Founder Phyllis Danaher
ADs Jodie-Anne White & Boris Bivona
1937–present
Les Ballets de Monte Carlo ballet Monte Carlo Monaco AD Jean-Christophe Maillot 1985–present
Ballets Russes ballet Paris France AD Sergei Diaghilev 1909–1929
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo ballet New York City United States Founders Peter Anastos,
Antony Bassae & Natch Taylor
AD Tory Dobrin
1974–present
Bangarra Dance Theatre contemporary Sydney Australia AD Stephen Page 1989–present
Bat-Dor Dance Company modern Tel Aviv Israel Founders Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild & Jeannette Ordman 1968–present
Batsheva Dance Company contemporary Tel Aviv Israel Founders Martha Graham & Baroness Batsheva De Rothschild 1964–present
Bellydance Superstars (touring company) belly dance Los Angeles, California United States 2003–present
Béjart Ballet ballet Lausanne Switzerland AD Gil Roman 1992–present
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company modern New York City United States Founders Bill T. Jones & Arnie Zane 1983–present
Birmingham Royal Ballet ballet Birmingham England AD David Bintley 1931–present
Black Grace modern Auckland New Zealand Founder Neil Ieremia 1995–present
Bolshoi Ballet ballet Moscow Russia AD Yuri Burlaka current
Boston Ballet ballet Boston, Massachusetts United States AD Mikko Nissinen 1963–present
Brighton Ballet Theater ballet New York City United States 1987–present
-C-
Candoco contemporary Stanmore, London England Founders Celeste Dandeker & Adam Benjamin 1991–present
Cape Town City Ballet ballet Cape Town South Africa Founder Dulcie Howes
ADs Keith Mackintosh & Robin van Wyk
1934–present
Caracalla Dance Theatre contemporary Beirut Lebanon Founder Abdel-Halim Caracalla 1970–present
Carolina Ballet ballet Raleigh, North Carolina United States Founder Ann Vorus
AD Robert Weiss
1984–present
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet ballet New York City United States Founder Nancy Laurie
AD Benoit-Swan Pouffer
2003–present
Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes contemporary Nantes France AD Claude Brumachon and Benjamin Lamarche present
Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company Ukrainian Dance Edmonton, Alberta Canada Founder Chester & Luba Kuc
AD Mykola Kanevets
1969–present
Chicago Festival Ballet
Also noted as Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet
ballet Chicago, Illinois United States Founder & AD Kenneth von Heidecke 1989–present
Chunky Move contemporary Melbourne Australia Founder & AD Gideon Obarzanek 1995–present
Cincinnati Ballet ballet Cincinnati, Ohio United States AD Morgan, Victoria 1963–present
CityDance Ensemble modern dance Washington, D.C. United States AD Paul Gordon Emerson 1996–present
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre modern Taiwan Republic of China Founder & AD Lin Hwai-min 1973–present
Cluj-Napoca Romanian Opera ballet Cluj-Napoca Romania 1919–present
Columbia City Jazz Dance Company Jazz and contemporary Columbia, South Carolina United States Founder & AD Dale Lam 1990–present
Complexions Contemporary Ballet contemporary New York City United States Founders & ADs Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson 1994–present
Contemporary Dance Company of Angola contemporary Angola 1991–present
CorbinDances modern New York United States Founder Patrick Corbin 2005–present
Cullberg Ballet ballet Hallunda (Riksteatern headquarters) Sweden Founder Birgit Cullberg
AD Anna Grip
1967–present
-D-
D Underbelly Theatre, modern dance; varied disciplines Brooklyn, New York United States Curator Baraka de Soleil 1997–present
Dance Alloy modern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States AD Beth Corning 1976–present
Dance Theatre of Harlem modern Harlem, New York City United States Founders Arthur Mitchell & Karel Shook
AD Arthur Mitchell
1971–present
Dancenorth (formerly North Queensland Ballet, dancenorth-australia) contemporary Townsville,
North Queensland
Australia Founder Ann Roberts
AD Raewyn Hill
1969–present
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba modern Havana Cuba Founder Ramiro Guerra 1959–present
Dutch National Ballet ballet Amsterdam Netherlands AD Ted Brandsen 1961–present
DV8 Physical Theatre contemporary dance with visual media London England AD Lloyd Newson 1986–present
-E-
ECNAD Project Ltd contemporary South East Asia Singapore AD Lim Chin Huat & Tan How Choon 1996–present
English National Ballet ballet London England Founders Anton Dolin & Dame Alicia Markova
AD Wayne Eagling
1955–present
Eugene Ballet ballet Eugene, Oregon United States AD Toni Pimble 1978–present
-F-
Fire of Anatolia modern dance & ballet Istanbul Turkey Founder & AD Mustafa Erdoğan 1999–present
Folsom Lake Civic Ballet ballet Folsom, California United States
The Forsythe Company modern ballet Dresden Germany AD William Forsythe 2005–present
-G-
Gallimaufry Performing Arts contemporary and classic Laguna Beach, California United States Founder Steve Josephson 2004–present
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens ballet Montreal, Quebec Canada Founder Ludmilla Chiriaeff
AD Gradimir Pankov
1957–present
Goldwyn Girls film musical dance Hollywood, California United States Founder Samuel Goldwyn 1930s–1950s
-H-
Hot Shots Swing Stockholm Sweden Founders Anders Lind & others 1985–present
Houston Ballet ballet Houston, Texas United States Founder Nina Popova
AD Stanton Welch
1969–present
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago contemporary Chicago, Illinois United States Founder Lou Conte
AD Jim Vincent
1977–present
-I-
Ice Theatre of New York modern dance on ice New York City United States Founder Moira North
Co-AD David Liu
1984–present
-J-
James Sewell Ballet ballet Minneapolis, Minnesota United States Founders James Sewell & Sally Rousse 1990–present
JammX hip-hop Los Angeles, California United States Founder Merv Adelson current
The Jefferson Dancers many dance styles Portland, Oregon United States Founder Mary Vinton Folberg
AD Steve Gonzales
early 1980s–present
Joffrey Ballet ballet Chicago, Illinois United States Founders Robert Joffrey & Gerald Arpino 1965–present
Judson Dance Theater postmodern dance New York City United States Founder Robert Ellis Dunn 1962–1964
-K-
K-ballet ballet Tokyo Japan AD Tetsuya Kumakawa 1999–present
Kage Physical Theatre Physical theatre Melbourne Australia Founders Kate Denborough & Gerard van Dyck 1996–present
Katherine Dunham Company African American modern dance United States Founder Katherine Dunham 1939–1960
Kaunas Dance Theatre Aura modern Kaunas Lithuania Founder Birutė Letukaitė early 1980s–present
-L-
La La La Human Steps contemporary Montreal, Quebec Canada Founder Édouard Lock 1980–present
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company modern New York City United States Founder Lar Lubovitch 1968–present
Leigh Warren & Dancers contemporary Adelaide Australia Founder Leigh Warren 1993–present
Limbs Dance Company contemporary Auckland New Zealand ADs Chris Jannides, Mary-Jane O'Reilly & Cath Cardiff 1977–1989
Live Action Set experimental Minneapolis, Minnesota United States Founders Noah Bremer & others 2003–present
Louise Bédard Danse contemporary Montreal, Quebec Canada Founder Louise Bédard 1990–present
Lydia Lithos Dance Theatre contemporary, theatre Athens Greece Founder Spiros Bersatos 1996–present
Lyon Opera Ballet (Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon) ballet Lyon France AD Yorgos Loukos 1969–present
-M-
Mariinsky Ballet
prev. Kirov Ballet and Imperial Russian Ballet
Classical ballet Saint Petersburg (Mariinsky Theatre) Russia AD Valery Gergiev 1740s–present
Marion Rice Denishawn Dancers modern Fitchburg, Massachusetts United States Founder Marion Rice 1940s
Mendocino Ballet ballet Mendocino County, California United States Founder Mary Knight Morris 1984–present
Mark Morris Dance Group modern Brooklyn, New York United States Founder Mark Morris 1980–present
Merce Cunningham Dance Company modern New York City United States Founder Merce Cunningham
AD Robert Swinston
1953–present
Miami City Ballet ballet Miami, Florida United States Founder Edward Villella 1986–present
Milwaukee Ballet ballet Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States Founder Roberta Boorse
AD Michael Pink
1969–present
Misnomer dance theater modern dance Brooklyn, New York United States Founder Chris Elam 1998–present
Minnesota Ballet ballet Duluth, Minnesota United States Founders Donna Harkins & Jan Gibson
AD Robert Gardner
1965–present
Minnesota Dance Theatre contemporary Minneapolis, Minnesota United States Founder Loyce Houlton
AD Lisa Houlton
1962–present
Mirramu Dance Company contemporary Lake George, New South Wales Australia Founders Elizabeth Cameron Dalman & Vivienne Rogis 2002–present
Moldova National Opera Ballet ballet Chişinău Moldova 1957–present
Moscow Ballet (United States) ballet United States[a] 1993–present
Momix contemporary, illusion Washington, Connecticut United States Founder & AD Moses Pendleton 1981–present
Motionhouse contemporary Leamington Spa England Founders Louise Richards & Kevin Finnan 1988–present
-N-
National Ballet of Canada ballet Toronto, Ontario Canada Founder Celia Franca
AD Alexander Grant
1951–present
National Ballet Theater of Puerto Rico ballet Guaynabo, Puerto Rico United States 2005–present
National Dance Company of Korea Korean dance Seoul South Korea 1962–present
National Dance Company Wales
(formerly Diversions)
contemporary Cardiff Bay Wales Founders Roy Campbell-Moore & Ann Sholem
AD Ann Sholem
1983–present
National Dance Institute of New Mexico Various Santa Fe, New Mexico United States Founder Catherine Oppenheimer
AD Tim Santos
1990–present
National Opera and Ballet ballet Sofia Bulgaria 1928–present
New Adventures contemporary Sadler's Wells Theatre, London England AD Matthew Bourne 2002–present
Nederlands Dans Theater contemporary The Hague Netherlands Founders Benjamin Harkarvy, Aart Verstegen & Carel Birnie
AD Jim Vincent
Choreographers Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot & Sol León
1959–present
New York City Ballet ballet New York City United States Founders George Balanchine & Lincoln Kirstein 1948–present
New York Theatre Ballet ballet New York City United States Founder & AD Diana Byer 1978–present
Northern Ballet (formerly Northern Ballet Theatre) ballet Leeds England Founder Laverne Meyer
AD David Nixon
1969–present
NUS Dance Synergy contemporary Singapore AD Fan Dong Kai 1978–present
NW Fusion Dance Company Jazz, modern & tap Portland, Oregon United States Founder & AD Brad Hampton 2008–present
-O-
Oakville Ballet Company ballet Oakville, Ontario Canada AD Amanda Bayliss current
ODC/Dance contemporary San Francisco, California United States Founder & AD Brenda Way 1971–present
Oregon Ballet Theatre ballet Portland, Oregon United States AD Christopher Stowell 1989–present
-P-
Pacific Northwest Ballet ballet Seattle United States Founders Kent Stowell & Francia Russell
AD Peter Boal
1972–present
Paris Opera Ballet (Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris) ballet Paris France Director Brigitte Lefèvre 1669–present
Parsons Dance Company contemporary New York City United States Founder David Parsons 1985–present
Patti Rutland Jazz Contemporary Jazz & Hip-Hop Dothan, Alabama United States Founder Patti Rutland 2005–present
Pennsylvania Ballet ballet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States Founder Barbara Weisberger 1963–present
Paul Taylor Dance Company modern New York City United States Founder Paul Taylor 1954–present
Les Percussions de Guinée traditional Guinea 1987–present
Philippine Ballet Theatre classical ballet Philippines 1987–present
Pick Up Performance Company New York City United States Choreographer David Gordon 1971–present
Pilobolus modern Washington Depot, Connecticut United States AD Robby Barnett 1971–present
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ballet Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States Founders Nicolas Petrov, Frederic Franklin 1968–present
Placer Theatre Ballet ballet Placer County, California United States Founder & AD Pat Colgate current
-Q-
Queensland Ballet (formerly Lisner Ballet Company) ballet Brisbane Australia Founder Charles Lisner
AD François Klaus
1960–present
-R-
Rambert Dance Company contemporary London England Founder Dame Marie Rambert
AD Mark Baldwin
1926–present
Remix Dance Project contemporary, integrated Cape Town South Africa Founders Nicola Visser, Malcolm Black 2000–present
Restless Dance Company contemporary Adelaide Australia 1991–present
Richard Alston Dance Company contemporary London England AD Richard Alston 1994–present
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance various Ridgefield, Connecticut United States Founder Patricia Schuster 1978–present
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company contemporary Salt Lake City, Utah United States Joan Woodbury & Shirley Ririe 1964–present
The Rockettes precision dance New York City United States Founder Russell Markert 1925–present
The Royal Ballet Classical Ballet London England Founder Dame Ninette de Valois
Choreographers
Sir Frederick Ashton,
Wayne McGregor (current)
1931–present
Royal Danish Ballet ballet Copenhagen Denmark AD Nikolaj Hübbe 1748–present
Royal New Zealand Ballet ballet Wellington New Zealand 1953–present
Royal Swedish Ballet (formerly Swedish Opera Ballet) ballet Stockholm Sweden AD Madeleine Onne 1773–present
Royal Winnipeg Ballet ballet Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada AD André Lewis 1939–present
-S-
Sacramento Ballet ballet Sacramento, California United States Founders Barbara Crockett & Deane Crockett 1954–present
San Francisco Ballet ballet San Francisco, California United States AD Helgi Tomasson 1933–present
Savannah Danse Theatre ballet Savannah, Georgia United States Founder Suzanne Braddy 1998–present
Scottish Ballet (formerly Western Theatre Ballet) ballet Glasgow Scotland AD Ashley Page 1957–present
Scottish Dance Theatre contemporary Dundee Scotland AD Janet Smith 1986–present
Shanghai Ballet Company ballet Shanghai China 1966–present
Shen Wei Dance Arts modern New York City United States AD Shen Wei 2001–present
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company contemporary London England AD & Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh 1988–present
Siobhan Davies Dance Company contemporary Southwark, London England Founder Siobhan Davies 1989–present
Snappy Dance Theater postmodern Cambridge, Massachusetts United States AD Martha Mason 1996–present
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre classical ballet Saint Petersburg Russia Founder Konstantin Tachkin 1994–present
Stuttgart Ballet ballet Stuttgart Germany AD Reid Anderson 1609–present
Suzanne Farrell Ballet ballet Washington, D.C. United States Founder Suzanne Farrell 2000–present
Swingtime Dance Troupe Swing Stanford, California United States Founders Megan Kale, Darick Tong, Maria Reese, Andy Huang 2002–present
Sydney Dance Company contemporary Sydney Australia Founder Suzanne Musitz
AD Rafael Bonachela
1969–present
-T-
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (formerly Wuppertal Opera Ballet) Tanztheater Wuppertal Germany AD (former) Pina Bausch,
Dominique Mercy & Robert Sturm
1973–present
El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador contemporary Washington, D.C. and San Salvador United States and San Salvador Founders Miya Hisaka Silva & Francisco Castillo 1994–present
Toronto Dance Theatre Contemporary Toronto, Ontario Canada AD Christopher House 1968–present
Tracks Dance contemporary Darwin, Northern Territory Australia 1994–present
Trey McIntyre Project contemporary ballet Boise, Idaho United States Founder & AD Trey McIntyre 2008–present
Tulsa Ballet ballet Tulsa, Oklahoma United States AD Marcello Angelini 1956–present
-U-
Urban Bush Women various Brooklyn, New York United States Founder Jawole Jo Zollar. 1984
-V-
Vienna State Opera Ballet ballet Vienna Austria
-W-
Washington Ballet ballet Washington, D.C. United States Founder Mary Day
AD Septime Webre
1976–present
Wayne McGregor Random Dance contemporary Sadler's Wells Theatre, London England Founder Wayne McGregor 1992–present
West Australian Ballet ballet Perth Australia Founder Madame Kira Bousloff 1952–present
White Oak Dance Project modern United States Founders Mark Morris & Mikhail Baryshnikov 1990–2002
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Swing Harlem, New York City United States Founder Herbert "Whitey" White 1935–1942
-Y-
Yin Mei Dance contemporary New York City United States Founder Yin Mei 1995–present
-Z-
Zero Visibility Corp contemporary Oslo Norway Founders Ina Christel Johannessen & Jens Sethzman 1996–present

Notes

  1. ^ U.S. owned company; dancers based in Moscow and the Ukraine.

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