Connecticut
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Sonia Plumb Dance Company

Sonia Plumb Dance Company (SPDC) was formed in 1990 with a mission “to enrich and educate the community through innovative modern dance,” serving diverse audiences statewide. Programs include seasonal performances, K-12 arts education, community engagement, and classes for college students, professionals and children on the autism spectrum. Artistic Director Sonia Plumb is deeply committed to exploring the cultural, societal, and humanities content of each work, collaborating with fellow artists, educators and scholars to develop robust education and outreach programming. Talkbacks drive reflection. Classrooms come alive when SPDC projects are infused into Common Core science and literature curriculum. Student matinees create access for inner-city students, enhance learning and foster arts appreciation. SPDC recently launched a paid Dance Apprenticeship Program. Talented high school graduates lacking socio-economic resources to attend college level dance programs train and perform with SPDC and participate in arts administration activities to promote job preparedness and career development skills.

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Choreography: Sonia Plumb
Privacy Settings performed at USJ
Lotus Eaters performed at The Kate
Displaced

I Have Worked With

  • July 2017

    Sonia Plumb in collaboration with Paul Dennis for 3 years in a row at Dance for Peace. This is an event that brings acts from around the world to promote peace and diversity.

  • July 2017

    Performed "Fire or Ice" and "Too Close to Light" at their Galas.

  • October 2016

    SPD is proud to be the first regional modern dance company to perform our piece, "Fire or Ice" at the Bushnell which featured not only our company members but our apprentices as well.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Sonia
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
The 224 EcoSpace
224 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Physical Address: 
The 224 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Last Name: 
Plumb
Phone: 
860-508-9082

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Humanities - General
Humanities - Science
Year Founded: 
1990
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
75
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
APAP
Connecticut Dance Alliance
Awards: 
National Artist Teaching Fellowship
Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
Community Legacy Project Fellowship
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
We offer certified dance classes for students on the Autism Spectrum

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Performances need a clean floor, preferably marley - adaptable to many floor types. Workshops and residencies need large, clear spaces to teach in. Sound systems for performances required.
Projection, wifi
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$15,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
4
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Dance
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors