Ballet 180 (Formerly 180 Dance Company) was founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Kelly Murray. The company made its debut in September of 2009 with a successful performance at the Chester County Art Association. Since then, the company’s presence has been sought out and requested for performances at festivals, school assemblies, black-tie galas, church services, wedding ceremonies, and other public events. The company performs original work through staged productions and has performed with regional and international artists through participation in the Philadelphia Dance Collective, the FringeArts Festival, Philly’s Got Talent, and the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). In July of 2013 Ballet 180 was established as an independent nonprofit organization and the company formed its home in Chester County with the establishment of the company’s official school, Studio 180.
As a professional contemporary ballet company, Ballet 180 seeks to facilitate a 180-degree transformation in the lives of our dancers and the community by creating a positive platform for high quality artistry and service to society.