Ballet dancers performing on a dark stage

Philadelphia is always teeming with exciting performance arts events, and this spring is no different. We’re particularly looking forward to a clutch of dance shows in Philadelphia. From improvised, contemporary dance to ballet, Philadelphia will truly be in motion this spring! With such an impressive dance show lineup in front of us, we’re breaking down the must-see productions in Philly in the coming months.

KYLD’s Faith Project – THE DOOR

March 22-24

A new work by the world-famous Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, THE DOOR is an exploration of movement and mystery. It incorporates dance with vibrant projections created by famed designer Jared Mezzocchi. This highly cerebral, intoxicating performance is a must-see.  

Prince Theater. 1412 Chestnut St.

Pennsylvania Ballet – Grace & Grandeur

April 5th

This brilliant production by the Pennsylvania Ballet is comprised of three different shows—each with its own choreographer and composer. They each have their own themes and highlights, and one includes a Tchaikovsky score.

Merriam Theater. 250 South Broad St.

Philadanco: Success Stories

April 14 – April 15th

Philadanco is a tribute to the work and careers of the Philadelphia Dance Company’s most distinguished alumni. Some of the notable names whose works will be featured include Hope Boykin, Iquail Shaheed, and Anthony Burrell.

Perelman Theater. 300 S Broad St.

Blood, Sea

May 5

This improvised dance ensemble is inspired by life on earth’s evolution from the ocean to land, and the journey from the womb to adulthood. Exploring polarities of the universe, and of life, it’s a super interesting and avant-garde adventure.

Performance Garage. 1515 Brandywine St.

Studio Works presented by Leah Stein Dance Company

This informal studio performance is a rare and intimate look at the local movement-based artist scene. The show connects dance, visual arts, music and theater in a wonderful, unique multimedia experience.

The Art Room Studio. 2329 S. 3rd St.