Profile Type: Artist
BoSoma Dance Company

About the Company:

To choreograph physically demanding and emotionally inspiring dance that challenges a group of dancers to become one entity of expression. 

To use additional art mediums to enhance the impact of dance for the audience as well as the dancers.  To entertain a broad spectrum of audiences through performances that highlight the strengths of our company dancers.  

To support education through the art of dance.


Established in 2003 by Irada Djelassi and Katherine Hooper, BoSoma Dance Company is a Boston-based contemporary dance company combining vibrant, energetic movement with athletic performance quality.  The company's mission is to make dance captivating and accessible through dynamic performance and community education.






BoSoma presented its premiere performance, Velocity, in September 2004.  Since then, BoSoma has presented 2 annual shows each year in Boston. In 2009, BoSoma launched their Opening Acts Series, which supports emerging dance companies by inviting them to open a BoSoma performance. The company also continues to be involved in the community, completing educational outreach residencies in Massachusetts’s public elementary schools such as Dover-Sherborn Middle School, Pingree School, Nashoba Brooks Elementary School, Jackson Mann Elementary School and more.  After producing and performing in the first annual Massachusetts Dance Festival in 2009, BoSoma contributed pieces that were highlighted in the 2010 and 2011 festivals. While continuing to perform extensively in the Boston area, BoSoma has also performed in NYC, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Maine, Vermont, and Radofzell, Germany. The company also performs at a variety of dance festivals such as Dance for World Community, The Charles River Dance Festival, SomeDance, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, The Elan Summer Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and the Outside the Box Festival Boston.  In July 2013, Boston was highlighted and interviewed by WCVB Channel 5, CHRONICLE, about their participation in the 1st Annual Outside the Box Festival in Boston.  The Fall of 2013 marked BoSoma's 10th Anniversary as a strong contemporary modern dance company in Boston.  November 2014, BoSoma held their 11th Annual Fall Season performance at the Boston University Dance Theatre.  In May 2015, BoSoma performed to Stravinsky's Les Noces alongside Chorus pro Musica in an evening length collaboration at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.  


Through performance and education, BoSoma challenges audiences to be creative human beings committed to the enrichment of society.  BoSoma often collaborates with local musicians, visual artists, and other dance companies in order to connect with audiences of different artistic mediums. BoSoma believes that art organization working together is a mutually beneficial process that fosters meaningful partnerships for sustainability. Their objective as a company is to create dance that intrigues, excites, and inspires people – to think, listen, react, and move in a new and open way.




I Have Worked With

  • May 2015

    Chorus pro Musica has hired BoSoma to choreograph and perform Les Noces with them at Jordan Hall on May 30th. 


  • January 2015

    BoSoma performed Marionette and taught 13 movement study workshops based on the Diversity theme to 520 Dover Sherborn Middle School students during their Martin Luther King celebration.  The day culminated with each of the 13 groups performing on stage for each other during an hour long assembly.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director and Choreographer
Mailing Address: 
36 Walnut Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Physical Address: 
36 Walnut Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-State Region

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Lighting and sound
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
Minimum Number of Performers: 
Maximum Number of Performers: 

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
BFA in Dance
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: