Artistic Director, Jo Emery, formed the Tacoma Performing Dance Company over thirty years ago. As a non-profit organization with a volunteer board of trustees, we rely on many other volunteers to help us achieve our goals. Each year dancers are given the opportunity to perform in The Nutcracker Ballet, annual spring performance, and other opportunities such as Zoolights, Festival of Trees, Tacoma’s First Night, and collaboration performances with the Tacoma Concert Band and Evergreen Brass Quintet.
All Company members are selected from advanced students of the Jo Emery Ballet School. Company members work many hours each week in classes and rehearsals to acquire their technique and performance skills. The vision of Tacoma Performing Dance Company is to produce consistently exceptional dance performances, featuring devoted and passionate dancers for the artistic enjoyment, education and entertainment of our community.
The mission of Tacoma Performing Dance Company is to:
Provide outstanding, versatile dance presentations to the greater south Puget Sound region at an affordable price for the enjoyment of all.
Present dancers in a diverse classical and contemporary repertoire of creative professional choreography.
Develop dancers and future choreographers for the continuation of a distinguished and respected dance program in our community.