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 provides Atlantic County with an exciting season of concert dance. Developing artists share their artistic vision with an audience through the Fall Choreography Project and Emerging Choreographers Showcase. Spring Dance Concert is the culmination of hours of experimentation in the dance studio, and the apex of Stockton Dance Company’s season.

Dancers audition to be part of the company. Resident choreographers Beau Hancock, Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, Lauren Putty White, and Rain Ross create original works each year, and select guest artists are invited to choreograph for the company.  Such guests have included Tiffany Mills (Tiffany Mills Dance), MIchael Nickerson-Rossi (Nickerson-Rossi Dance), Starr Foster (Starr Foster Dance), Robert Moses (Robert Moses' Kin), Andrea Miller (Gallim Dance), Jon Lehrer (Lehrer Dance), Germaul Barnes (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), and others.

For the 2024-25 season, Stockton Dance Company presents two performances in the Stockton Performing Arts Center, and one in the Experimental Theatre. Spring Dance Concert includes guest a work set by the Limón Dance Company and new choreography by former Philadelphia Ballet soloist Meredith Rainey. Auditions for the Stockton Dance Company are in the fall. For more information about the audition process, email Prof. Beau Hancock:

Stockton Dance Company Performances

Dancers in performance

Fall Choreography Project
Dec. 5 - 7, 2024, In the Performing Arts Center

$15 Regular $12 Student/Senior  -  tickets available soon!

Fall Choreography Project brings to the Performing Arts Center stage a mixed bill of dance works from the most promising choreographers in the Stockton dance community. Fall Choreography Project continues a 30-year Stockton tradition of presenting unpredictable and thought-provoking works from choreographers at all stages of their artistic development. These dance makers are forging new avenues for contemporary choreography, and the Fall Choreography Project is an opportunity to view the early work of the next generation of New Jersey dance artists.

Dancers Performing

Spring Dance Concert
Feb. 27 - March 1, 2025, In the Performing Arts Center

$15 Regular $12 Student/Senior  -  tickets available soon!

Spring Dance Concert highlights the gifted artists of the Stockton Dance community, presenting dances from notable choreographers that challenge these maturing performers. Reviving a work from Limón Dance Company A Choreographic Offering, Artistic Director Dante Puleio carries on the Jose Limón legacy by reconstructing dances from the repertory for the next generation of dance artists. 

Meredith Rainey tests the Stockton Dance Company members with driving, sweeping physicality. These internationally recognized guest artists join resident choreographers Beau Hancock, Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, Rain Ross, and Lauren Putty White, whose eclectic, imaginative choreography dependably delights. This diverse program promises to be a moving evening.

Dancers in Performance

Emerging Choreographers Showcase
April 24 - 26, 2025, In the Experimental Theatre

$15 Regular $12 Student/Senior  -  tickets available soon!

Emerging Choreographers Showcase is filled with moments of striking physicality, unusual grace, and the unexpected. This juried showcase for dance makers at the start of their composing careers is a laboratory for choreographic experimentation and innovation. The Experimental Theatre’s intimacy allows audiences a personal experience with this forward-looking choreography and provides these developing dance makers a chance to cultivate their artistic voices. Witness the variety and vibrancy of the Stockton community’s finest emerging choreographers.