Five College Consortium

Five College Dance Department

Photo Credit: Gabriel Bienczycki

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, and now under the direction of Cox as Artistic & Executive Director, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The company is committed to producing new works of the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a collective appetite for bold, new dance. For more information, visit

Upcoming BalletX Events:

On Wednesday, March 28, the Five College Dance Department will host a master class at Mount Holyoke College:

Master Class with BalletX: Int/Adv Ballet
Taught by Tara Keating, Associate Artistic Director of BalletX
Studio 3, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College
Email Joanna Walker to reserve a spot.

On Thursday, March 29, BalletX will perform various works at the UMass Fine Arts Center:

Open BalletX Tech Rehearsal
Fine Arts Center, UMass
Meet Associate Artistic Director Tara Keating in the Fine Arts Center lobby at 2:00pm, and stay until 3:00pm.
No preregistration required.

BalletX performance
with post-concert Q&A
Fine Arts Center, UMass


Photo Credit: Gabriel Bienczycki