Dancers at KP Ballet Academy are invited to join one or both of our two performing companies. One company is dedicated to classical ballets such as Nutcracker and Swan Lake, the other company is dedicated to contemporary ballet and modern jazz.
Delaware Valley Ballet Theater (DVBT)
Delaware Valley Ballet Theater (DVBT) is KP Ballet Academy’s classical ballet company. KP Ballet dancers are invited to join DVBT in middle school.
DVBT dancers experience what it’s like to be in a professional ballet company through performing in several full-length, classical, story-ballet productions each year. Every performance is designed just like the ones in big, professional ballet companies – with professional lighting and sound designers, enchanting, professionally designed costumes, and exciting choreography. Dancers enjoy the camaraderie of rehearsing scenes with their friends, the excitement of conquering intricate choreography, and feel the confidence-building thrill of performing in front of big audiences.
Delaware Valley Ballet Contemporary (DVBC)
Delaware Valley Ballet Contemporary (DVBC) is KP Ballet’s contemporary ballet company. DVBC performs modern, jazz and contemporary ballet to the great vibes of pop music, both past and present. DVBC dancers also take specialized classes with a curriculum designed to teach modern ballet movements and skills developed by famous dance choreographers like Martha Graham, Twyla Tharp and Paul Taylor.
Our dancers benefit tremendously from learning the fundamentals of modern, jazz, contemporary, and neoclassical styles. Because these styles expand their movement vocabulary, it improves their overall ballet technique in addition to expanding their understanding of each style. DVBC benefits KP Ballet dancers who keep dance in their lives in college (while often pursuing other majors) or pursue it as a career.