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The Purchase Dance Company is the performing company of the Conservatory of Dance.

The company represents a standard of excellence and a diversity of work ranging from reconstructions to contemporary modern and classical ballet repertory to new works created especially for the Purchase Dance Company.

Repertory for the Purchase Dance Company’s major concerts and tours has included George Balanchine’s Serenade, Valse- Fantaisie, The Four Temperaments, and Tarantella; Merce Cunningham’s Changing Steps, Duets, and Septet; Cynthia Gregory’s Solo; Lester Horton’s Beloved; Doris Humphrey’s The Shakers and Passacaglia; Bill T. Jones’ Spent Days Out Yonder and D-Man in the Waters; Lar Lubovitch’s Dvorak Serenade; Kenneth MacMillan’s Pas de Deux from Concerto; Dianne McIntyre’s Lyric Fire; Mark Morris’ Gloria, A Lake, and Grand Duo; Lin Hwai Min’s Crossing the Black Water; Stephen Petronio’s Lareigne; Paul Taylor’s Cloven Kingdom, Le Sacre du Printemps, Junction, and Company B; Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields; Doug Varone’s Strict Love, Possession, Rise and LUX; and The Nutcracker.

New choreography created for the Purchase Dance Company includes works by Matthew Neenan, Ori Flomin, Nicolo Fonte, Robert Hill, Loni Landon, Gregory Dolbashian, Jessica Lang, Helen Pickett, Claire Porter, Lauri Stallings, Pam Tanowitz, Shen Wei, Stanton Welch, and Luca Veggetti, plus works by guest artists, emerging choreographers, alumni, and faculty.

New works and classics in both ballet and modern dance are prepared and rehearsed for performance each year. The choreography is licensed from major artists or created by faculty and guest artists.

Tickets to Purchase Dance Company’s Fall and Spring Concerts in the Performing Arts Center are available through the box office. For information, please visit

Purchase Dance Company Opens First Full New York City Season (Harrison Patch, 5/24/2013)
Purchase Power: Purchase College Dance Conservatory at NYLA (OffOffOff Dance, 5/31/2013)


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