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 that includes in its standard repertoire both such narrative ballets as The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Peter Pan, Dance Prism’s most popular family oriented ballet, the irresistibly mad A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland, and original neoclassical works. In past years, Recent seasons 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, The 2017-18 season began with the joyfully whimsical Puss in Boots and ended with the return of 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 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 to 2021.
The primary purpose of the company is to bring the spectrum of ballet into the communities of New England. 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 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 seaboard.
Dance Prism is a non-profit performance organization only.
Ticket and Program Policies
Tickets to all Dance Prism sponsored performances are available online and by phone.
• Visa/MC are accepted online.
• Checks via USPS and Visa/MC are accepted on phone orders.
• Cash/checks and Visa/MC are accepted at the door.
• Please note that there is a $2.00 handling fee per ticket on all credit card orders.
Group discounts are available for all performances.
Special pre-performance talks for groups can be arranged for most performances (see Special Programs).
All theaters have provisions for handicapped seating and offer convenient, generally free, parking opportunities.
It is Dance Prism’s policy to allow the exchange of tickets purchased but unused for equivalent tickets to any other Dance Prism-presented production in the current program or ensuing calendar year. including other performances of the same program (given availability), our spring or fall season productions or The Nutcracker in November and December, The company does not provide refunds for unused tickets.
If you cannot attend a performance for which you have purchased tickets, on account of inclement weather or other personal reasons, you may exchange your tickets for another Dance Prism performance by following this process:
° Please email firstname.lastname@example.org providing the invoice number (if purchased on line), and the row & number of the tickets you have, and requesting a voucher for future tickets. If possible, please do so prior to the performance for which you have purchased tickets so that we know those seats are available for other patrons.
° At any time prior to the later performance you would like to attend, redeem your voucher (using the information provided in it) again by emailing email@example.com. Remember that to receive best seats it would be wise to email at least two weeks ahead of that performance.
We appreciate your interest in Dance Prism productions and will do our best to accommodate you.