Thanks to a tremendously innovative relationship with the venerable Philadelphia Ballet (formerly Pennsylvania Ballet), the Performance Garage was able to serve as the Ballet’s rehearsal and filming home from January 2021 until the present. Consistent with all applicable regulations this partnership allowed both organizations to flourish, meet the aims of their respective missions, and keep art alive during the pandemic.

The Spark
Philadelphia Ballet

Wed, Oct 13, 2021

7:30 PM

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

7:30 PM

Fri, Oct 15, 2021

7:30 PM

Sat, Oct 16, 2021

2:00 & 7:30 PM

Sun, Oct 17, 2021

2:00 PM

Fri, Oct 22, 2021

7:30 PM

Sat, Oct 23, 2021

2:00 & 7:30 PM

Sun, Oct 24, 2021

2:00 PM

Wed, Oct 27, 2021

7:30 PM

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

7:30 PM

Fri, Oct 29, 2021

7:30 PM

Sat, Oct 30, 2021

2:00 & 7:30 PM


$82.50 All Seats

In a world defined by the ever-shifting demands of a pandemic, we have all been longing for a spark. A spark of connection, of dialogue, of togetherness. This moment in time has provided the dance community with an opportunity to reflect and redefine what it means to move throughout this new landscape.


Join us as we celebrate a significant step in our return to the stage with The Spark: a special, limited-run program featuring new collaborations that ignite the ineffable experience shared by performers and patrons. Set at the Performance Garage, an intimate 70 seat venue that has fostered and supported the Philadelphia arts community since its inception, this exclusive triple bill will feature two world premiere ballets—Artistic Director Angel Corella’s Landscaping the Mist, set to a minimalist score by Philip Glass, Other Half by choreographer Matthew Neenan completed by Rosie Langabeer’s irreverent score, as well as a remounting of Connection, Juliano Nunes’ 2019 world premiere for Philadelphia Ballet set to a primal score by Ezio Bosso. Experience a deeply meaningful program that is reflective of the time in which it has been created, and share in the spark of collective experience, community and strength.


Tickets are extremely limited, with only 70 seats available per performance. Reserve your seats today before they go on sale to our full audience.

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Barbara Weisberger founded Philadelphia Ballet, formerly Pennsylvania Ballet, in 1963. It was her dream to not only bring the best in dance to Philadelphia but to find local talent and develop those artists into world-class performers.

With Angel Corella’s appointment as the new artistic director in 2014, the company moved into its next, exciting stage of development. Mr. Corella’s experience and accomplishments, both as a dancer and director of his own company in Spain, have helped the company embody the increasingly diverse and broadening landscape of dance.


Read more about the Philadelphia Ballet and the Performance Garage

"Queuing up to retake the stage, Pennsylvania Ballet has a new name"

-The Philadelphia Inquirer


The Performance Garage offers a brand-new experience for our patrons, where both dancers and audience members will be in very close proximity. This intimate venue with only 70 seats will highlight the electricity that exists between performer and patron—a unique and powerful thread that connects a room full of people who are experiencing something together. This is where we filmed our digital season, and we are excited to bring live audiences into this unique space.

After careful consideration and due to the intimate nature of the venue, we have implemented the following safety measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees, staff, production crew, and dancers:

  • All attendees must show proof of vaccination. We will not accept a negative Covid test for admittance.

  • All attendees must be over the age of 12.

  • All attendees must be masked at all times. The dancers will not be masked while performing.

  • Due to the size and nature of the venue, we will not be able to allow for social distancing.  Guests will be sitting side by side.

The Performance Garage is located in a largely residential neighborhood and therefore parking in the area is extremely limited. We suggest using a rideshare or taxi service or taking the Broad Street Line to Spring Garden. Please click here for more information on getting to the Performance Garage.


Youth Engagement Program
Youth Engagement Program

Students in performance with Joseph Liquidelphia © Plate 3 Photography

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Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet
Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet

photo by Brenda Carpenter

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Performance Garage Gala

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Youth Engagement Program
Youth Engagement Program

Students in performance with Joseph Liquidelphia © Plate 3 Photography

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Munu Munu

Variant 6 and New Chamber Ballet

March 12-13, 2020

Annual Spring Concert

The Philadelphia Dance Academy & The Philadelphia Youth Ballet

March 8, 2020

Open Rehearsal

Dr. R.J. Wallner DanceVisions Residency Resident Artist duende

March 5, 2020

Matters of the Heart

The Garden of Eden Productions

February 23, 2020


On Pointe Dance Company

February 16, 2020

HubChats: Translating Creative Differences

Performance Garage

February 13, 2020


CORE Academy of Movement, Xtensions Youth Dance Co.

January 26, 2020

KCBC Winter Series

Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company

January 25, 2020

Phoenix on Ice

Le Phoenix Dance Institute

December 15, 2019


The Quinn Center for Performing Arts

December 14, 2019


Reflections Dance Company

December 8, 2019


Project Moshen Dance Company

December 7, 2019

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Dancefilms by the Performance Garage

November 16, 2019

Raise Your Voice / Maybe Even Higher

ARTIST HOUSE / Asya Zlatina + Dancers

October 18-19, 2019


Roger Lee Dance Company

October 18-19, 2019

Moving Memory

Bryce Dance Company

October 12, 2019

HubChats: Self-Producing Dance Concerts

Performance Garage

October 10, 2019

Zero to Sixty: a journey from then to now

Renee Banson, Lisa Bardarson, Terry Beck, Patty Veit, Christine Vilardo

October 4-5, 2019

Dress the Dance Costume Competition

Pennsylvania Ballet II & Jefferson University

September 26, 2019

2019 Fringe Festival

Various Artists

September, 2019

2020-2021 Gala

Performance Garage

June 13, 2021


Writ in Water

Catherine Westerduin

August 25, 2019

Fringe Preview

Artists presenting at Performance Garage during the Fringe Festival

August 24, 2019

Return of the Ballerinas

Chocolate Ballerina Company

August 3, 2019

Student Showcase

Habiba Studio of Middle Eastern Dance

July 21, 2019

Young Artists Showcase

For the Love of the Arts

June 30, 2019

From the Feminine Gaze

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company

June 14-15, 2019

Spring 2019

Bryan Koulman Dance Company

June 6-8, 2019

An Evening of Dance

Kareem Best and Friends

May 12, 2019

Celebrate Emerging Artists

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet

May 11, 2019

On Tap 2019

The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble

May 4, 2019

Pursuit of Happiness

Project Moshen

April 26-28, 2019

Spring Showcase

Inmotion Dance Team

April 27-28, 2019


Dawn Marie Bazemore| #dbdanceproject

April 19-20, 2019


Drye/Mariano Dance Company

April 13, 2019

2019 Gala

Performance Garage

April 11, 2019

Contemporary Dance

Opus 1 Dance Project

April 6 & 7, 2019


Puer Aeternus-ensemble theatre company

March 21-23 & 28-30, 2019

Spring Concert

Philadelphia Dance Academy

March 17, 2019

Dance Circus

Roger Lee Dance

March 15-16, 2019

DanceVisions Open Rehearsal


March 14, 2019


Intercultural Journeys / Rosy Simas Danse

March 8-9, 2019

(Re) Frame

Blanca Huertas-Agnew

February 16, 2019

Dance Theatre: a panel Discussion

Guest Artists Erick Abbott-Main, Dawn Marie Bazemore, Matthew Decker, & Paige Price

February 16, 2019

Hafla is back!

The Habiba Studio

November 18, 2018



November 12, 2018

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers' Fall Home Season


November 9-10, 2018

SHARP Dance Company


November 2-4, 2018

Roger Lee Dance Runway

Roger Lee Arts

October 12, 2018

Dedication Ceremony

Vick-Stack Studio and Kathryn Keeler Reception Area

October 11, 2018


Philadelphia Dance Projects

October 3, 2018

2018 Fringe Festival

Various Artists

September, 2018


For the Love of the Arts

Bodies on the Move, LLC

August 26, 2018

Full Throttle

Nickerson-Rossi Dance

August 10, 2018

Premier Prima

Chocolate Ballerina Co.

July 27, 2018


Liimu McGill

July 13, 2018

Group Motion: 50 Years

Group Motion

June 30, 2018


Nari Mahima

Trishala Parthasarathi 

June 24, 2018

A Father's Son

Bethel Bates

June 23, 2018

Spring 2018 Performance

Bryan Koulman Dance Company

June 7-9, 2018

30 Years Later

Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company

June 1-2, 2018

The Browder Project


May 19, 2018

On Tap 

Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble

May 12, 2018

Blood, Sea

Nicole Bindler

May 5, 2018

Elements of Life


April 29, 2018


SHARP Dance Company

April 27, 28, 2018



Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet

April 20, 21, 22, 2018

2018 Gala

Performance Garage

April 19, 2018


Project Moshen

April 13-15, 2018

The Last Door: Behind the Scenes

Ethos Physical Theater

April 14, 2018

Opus 1 Dance Project

Lina McMenamin & Tim Early

April 7-8, 2018

10 Women

Shimon Braun

March 25, 2018


Roger Lee Dance Company

March 23-24, 2018

Something out of Nothing

Bethel Bates

February 24, 2018

Sixth Annual Black History Celebration

Grace Dance Theater

February 18, 2018

Cocktail Party

For Performance Garage Capital Campaign

February 16, 2018

Laughter Is Therapy

Roni Graham

January 12, 13, 2018

Habiba Studio Showcase


December 10, 2017


Project Moshen

December 2, 2017


SHARP Dance Company

November 17-19, 2017

Change #19: A Work-In-Progress Showing

Putty Dance Project 

November 4, 2017

Homecoming Comedy Showcase

Starving Artist Prevention

November 3, 2017



November 2, 2017

Decades: 1950s to 1980s

Roger Lee Dance Company

October 27-28, 2017

A Marathon of Dance & Meditation

Group Motion

October 21, 2017


in the shadows

femme. collective

October 14, 2017

Aftermath Revelation

Garden of Eden Productions

October 7, 2017

Danco on Danco


September 29-30, 2017

2017 Fringe Festival

Various Artists

September 7-23, 2017