Dance at Stockton - Stockton Dance Company

Stockton University's Resident Dance Company 

Dancers from Stockton Dance Company

Founded in 1979 by Gail Lee Abrams and Joshua Jess Cabot, the Stockton Dance Company presents professional level concert dance to the Atlantic County community. 

Dancers audition to be part of the company, and there are between 30-50 members in the company each year.  Resident choreographers Rain Ross, Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, and Beau Hancock create original works each year, and select Guest Artists are invited to choreograph for the company.  Such guests have included Meredith Rainey (Pennsylvania Ballet), Andrea Miller (Gallim Dance), Jon Lehrer (Lehrer Dance), Lauren Putty White (Philadanco), Germaul Barnes (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), and others.

For the 2017-18 Season, Stockton Dance Company presents two performances in the Experimental Theatre, and one main stage production in the Stockton Performing Arts Center.  For the main stage production, choreographers include Robert Moses, Bryn Cohn, Rain Ross, Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, and Beau Hancock.  Auditions begin on Oct. 2nd.

Stockton Dance Company Performances


Dancers in Performance

ChoreoProject 40
Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2017
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This dance concert is performed in intimate proximity with the audience, similar to the style of the loft performances in New York City. ChoreoProject’s 28-year-history is one of innovation from young voices, and has launched the choreographic careers of many New Jersey dance artists. This is the 40th concert in a performance series that continues to present the unpredictable and exciting new works of young choreographers. Join us for an exhilarating evening of dance up close.


Dancer Performing

A Concert of Dance
March 1-4, 2018
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Stockton Dance Company brings together national and international artists to present an exciting evening of dance.

The evening includes guest works by acclaimed choreographer Robert Moses, who is known for his focus on diversity and athleticism, and Bryn Cohn, a New York based choreographer who creates highly physical dances with dynamic partnering. Resident artists Rain Ross and Caitlin Quinn Pittenger continue to engage audiences with their exciting and eclectic work. This year, Stockton Dance Company welcomes a new resident choreographer, Beau Hancock. This mixed repertory performance promises a little something for everyone!


Dancer in Performance

Emerging Choreographer's Showcase
April 19-21, 2018
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The Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase provides a choreographic space for experimentation and innovation, and encourages young choreographers as they begin to share their choreographic work. The intimacy of the Experimental Theatre brings the audience close to the dancers, creating an exhilarating experience. The evening is filled with moments of physicality, grace, and the unexpected.