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Dance Company

RICDanceProgramThe Rhode Island College Dance Company is an innovative and widely recognized modern dance ensemble. The Company provides high quality educational dance and performance programming for RIC students and for the Rhode Island community. Our programs and events fulfill a twofold purpose by providing our students with a highly professional dance training and performance opportunity and by providing the larger RIC community with performance and educational programs that foster an appreciation of contemporary dance.

The Dance Company's hallmark has been its involvement with the local, regional, and national dance communities through the extensive participation of great artists and companies. Some nationally significant choreographers whose work has been introduced to the RI Community by the Dance Company include Art Bridgman/Myrna Packer, Douglas Dunn, Jane Comfort, Susan Rethorst, Elizabeth Streb, Mark Taylor, Gus Solomons Jr., Daniel McCusker, Peter Schmitz, and JoAnna Mendl Shaw. In addition, the presentation of significant Rhode Island artists and organizations has been an ongoing effort of the dance program. We welcome your interest in the Dance Program at Rhode Island College.

For further information please email Angelica Cardente-Vessella at​

Page last updated: November 13, 2015