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Presenting ballet in New England since 1982
About Dance Prism

Dance Prism, founded in 1982 by Scott Ranagan and Mary Demaso, is a classically focused ensemble,
the primary purpose of which is to bring the spectrum of ballet into the communities of New England in an accessible form. Its touring schedule regularly includes appearances in such venues as Worcester’s Mechanics Hall, the Collins Center in Andover, and the Jackson Arts Center at Bristol Community College in Fall River. The company also provides performances, lecture demonstrations, and workshops for a number of private and public schools and retirement communities throughout the region.

Dance Prism’s repertoire includes both such narrative ballets as The Nutcracker, Coppelia, the company’s most popular family oriented ballet, the irresistibly mad A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland, and original neoclassical works. Its productions have included a number of major endeavors: the iconic romantic ballets Giselle and La Sylphide; a rollicking version of Don Quixote; the company’s first full length Swan Lake; sparkling productions of Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleeping Beauty, and an admired original interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, Lighter fare has been represented by Peter Pan, the joyfully whimsical Puss in Boots, and the beloved Boston-based Variations on Make Way for Ducklings. Dance Prism has also assembled mixed repertory programs that have included Hansel and Gretel, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the Russian tale of The Firebird, and a setting of Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. 2019, our last pre-pandemic season, included two very different tales of adventure: a resetting of 2003’s King Arthur and the Magic of Merlin and the company’s original setting of The Little Mermaid. The projected 2020 revival of A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland has been postponed but will re-appear soon.
Dance Prism is composed of approximately 30 professional dancers and apprentices, supplemented for larger productions such as The Nutcracker by serious ballet students who audition annually for the company. Dance Prism’s casts include dancers based throughout the northeast region and eastern and western seaboards.

Dance Prism is a non-profit performance organization only, not a school, and is friendly with many but not affiliated with any private ballet schools. Its survival depends chiefly on its performance ticket sales and the generosity of it supporters
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Business Office: 781.861.9219
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         Box Office: 1237 Main Street, Concord MA 01742
         Business: 23 Hastings Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02421-6806
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