Dances Patrelle

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Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company dedicated to Reinventing Dramatic Dance.

Francis Patrelle, dP’s artistic director, has created over 50 original ballets for Dances Patrelle, spanning an incredible range of styles, from his American Songbook collection to his contemporary classics like “MacBeth” and “Gilbert and Sullivan, The Ballet!” Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with “a personal vision…classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance,” Patrelle is also known for attracting the great talent of each generation. Dances Patrelle has been pleased to count ballet stars Marcelo Gomes, Abi Stafford, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, Jock Soto, Merrill Ashley and prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory among its past and present dancers.

For more than 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously Reinventing Dramatic Dance.