Joyce Theater


American Dance Platform 2019


Works Performed: The Boogeyman and Increasing

About the Company

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, whose dancers were named “among America’s best” by The New York Times, commissions choreographers from around the world to create dance that is “fresh, inclusive, and connects to what people want” (Philadelphia Citizen) while “positioning Philadelphia on the cutting edge of contemporary ballet” (The Dance Journal).

Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX is led by Cox, whose tenure as Artistic & Executive Director has produced 84 world premiere ballets by 42 choreographers, a record “few companies can match,” according to The New York Times. Under Cox’s leadership, BalletX has been hailed as an “epicenter of creation” (Dance Magazine) and “place of choreographic innovation” (The New Yorker), putting Philadelphia on the map as an international destination for contemporary ballet.

Latest Works

BalletX Beyond

BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet Company, celebrates its 15th Anniversary in the 2020-2021 Season with 15 short and feature dance films by choreographers from around the world, streaming virtually only with the company’s new digital subscription series, BalletX Beyond.

Click here to explore the virtual series.

APAP/ISPA Showcase

BalletX will be featured in the Selby/Artists MGMT APAP/ISPA showcase. Limited viewing available, RSVP required.

  • Sat. January 9th – 6:00pm ET
  • Mon. January 11th – 10:00am ET
  • Wed. January 13th – 1:00pm or 11:00pm ET

RSVP required to:

Todd Burnsed ( or

Caroline Labreche (

Please send your preferred time to virtually attend.

Funding Credits

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The Joyce Theater's American Dance Platform is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance.  Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.

Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform has been provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.