At Pennsylvania Dance Institute, we provide our students with performing opportunities throughout the year. Students experience working alongside professional dancers and choreographers in classical and contemporary choreography. Although not mandatory, we strongly encourage participation in these productions as performance is an important component of a young dancer’s training and artistic development.
Since 1991 Dance Del Bello, a not-for-profit performing arts company in residence at PDI, has had the privilege of presenting the ballet “A Christmas Carol” by acclaimed choreographer, David Kloss. Each December, dedicated students of the school who have reached the necessary technical and artistic maturity are invited to perform in this captivating interpretation of the Dickens classic.
In the spring, all students enrolled in the ballet program have the opportunity to perform in a full-length or excerpted work from Dance Del Bello’s repertoire. Past performances have included Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty and a Midsummer Night’s Dream.