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  • THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE DANCE THEATRE OF PENNSYLVANIA TO PERFORM IN THE 6ABC/DUNKIN’ DONUTS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE  Doylestown, Pennsylvania (October 18, 2013) - Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania has been selected to perform an excerpt from their production of The Nutcracker during the live broadcast of this year's 6ABC/Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.  Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania (DToP) is a not-for-profit, pre-professional regional ballet company formed in 1978 and consists of 30 dancers ranging in ages from ten to adult.   “DToP is thrilled to be a part of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country,” Board president Steve Abert says.  “We are excited to showcase Ms. Budzynski’s masterful choreography through our hardworking and dedicated dancers adorned ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2013, 1:00 PM by DToP Admin
  • Pennsylvania Ballet Soloist Stars in Dance Theatre of PA’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” A Midsummer Night's Dream has special meaning for Lauren Fadeley, a Pennsylvania Ballet soloist starring in Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania's production of the two-act ballet on Sunday, April 22 at Central Bucks High School South in Warrington. She was 11 years old when she saw the renowned New York City Ballet perform the ballet. “I just fell in love with it,” Fadeley said. “From the music to the story and costumes, it's just such a wonderful ballet.” Five years later, after studying at the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York, Fadeley was hired as an apprentice for the New York City Ballet and cast as an understudy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Right ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2012, 11:11 AM by DToP Admin
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream coming to Central Bucks South High School Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania will present an encore performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on April 22 at noon and 4 p.m. at Central Bucks High School South in Warrington, Bucks County. Among the featured artists are Pennsylvania Ballet soloists Lauren Fadeley and James Ihde. Fadeley danced the lead role of Odette/Odile in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2011 production of “Swan Lake” and was one of 14 members of the company to perform in the hit movie “Black Swan.” Ihde, who has performed many times with Dance Theatre, appeared in the Doylestown company’s premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2004. Philadelphia choreographer Matthew Neenan created the choreography for Dance Theatre’s production of the ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2012, 9:06 AM by DToP Admin
  • Going strong after 30 years, Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania Returns with The Nutcracker            In 1980, former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer Marilyn Budzynski decided to stage her own version of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” with new choreography from start to finish.            More than 100 performances later, her production of the holiday classic is still going strong, with the Doylestown-based ballet company she founded, Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania, returning to Central Bucks High School South with four shows.            After a sold-out run last year, Dance Theatre will present its 31st season of the Nutcracker at Central Bucks South on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at www.dtopa.org.            No other ballet company in Bucks or Montgomery counties has staged The Nutcracker longer than ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2011, 7:20 AM by Steve Abert
  • Nutcracker And Company Auditions Nutcracker and Company Auditions will be held on September 17th and 18th, 2011.
    Posted Aug 23, 2011, 6:41 PM by DToP Admin
  • Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania returns with “Coppelia” Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania will perform an encore production of the full-length ballet “Coppelia” at 3 p.m. on June 11 and 12 at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center in Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County.             The Doylestown-based ballet company will feature the dancing of Alexandra Kochis and Christopher Budzynski, principals with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. The couple will return for the second year in the lead roles of Swanilda and her suitor Frantz.             This is the sixth year that Kochis and Budzynskihave performed with Dance Theatre. They danced the lead roles in the company’s previous productions of “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella.” As a young dancer, Budzynski, a Bucks County native, was a member of Dance Theatre, founded by ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2011, 6:16 AM by DToP Admin
  • Christmas ballet is magical treat for all ages “The Nutcracker” tradition The holiday season is not complete without annual traditions such as chestnuts roasting over a fire, caroling, decking the halls and of course, the ballet “The Nutcracker.” With an area as artistic and diverse as Bucks County, it’s only fitting that numerous yuletide productions are devoted to the two-act ballet, adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” with a memorable musical score by Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The seasonal favorite tells the tale of a young girl, Clara, who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. Set in 19th century Europe, the night becomes magical for Clara as her beloved doll comes alive, defeats the evil ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2010, 1:43 PM by DToP Admin
  • Nutcracker Returns to Central Bucks High School South Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania returns Dec. 18 and 19 to Central Bucks High School South in Warrington, Bucks County, with its acclaimed production of “The Nutcracker.”After sell-out crowds last season, the Doylestown-based ballet company will again present four shows of the two-act, Tchaikovsky ballet. Staged by artistic director Marilyn Budzynski, the production will feature more than 30 Dance Theatre members, plus guest artists from some of the country’s top ballet companies.Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker is known throughout the area for its lavish costumes and sets, as well as breath-taking corps de ballet ensembles and show-stopping numbers like the high-flying Russian dance and exotic Arabian pas de deux.Families have been enjoying ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2010, 6:45 AM by DToP Admin
  • A Holiday Tradition Continues Join us for tea November 14th at 2:00.What better way to usher in the holidays than with an old-fashioned tea party? For more than five years, Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania has brought its “Nutcracker Tea” to the James-Lorah House in the heart of Doylestown. We would like to welcome you to this year’s tea. We’ll bring you highlights from our show, a fashion show for young girls and boys and, of course, tea sandwiches and sweet treats! All proceeds go to our non-profit pre-professional dance company to fund our community performances in the Bucks County area. The tea is an excellent chance for children to see a ballet production close up. So ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2010, 6:48 AM by DToP Admin
  • Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania brings ‘Coppelia’ to life The doll may or may not come to life, but the dancers sure do in Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania’s lively production of “Coppelia.” The Doylestown-based company stages the classic ballet comedy in Bryn Athyn on May 22 and 23. Marilyn Budzynski, a former dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet, is the artistic director for the company. This will be the fourth time they’ve staged “Coppelia” since 1980. She loves this ballet the most. “It’s kind of like an old friend,” she said. “I enjoy stories that center around hilarious characters and misunderstanding.” “Coppelia,” a classic first performed in 1870, is set in a village that houses the mysterious workshop of Dr. Coppelius, a lonely inventor. He’s crafted ...
    Posted May 24, 2010, 5:54 AM by DToP Admin
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