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

Sonia Plumb Dance Company was formed nearly thirty years ago with the mission: to enrich and educate the community through innovative modern dance. We fulfill our mission through performances, classes, Apprentice Training Program, community outreach, arts integration residencies and collaborations with musicians and composers, artists and actors, puppeteers, poets and professors. We are known for reaching beyond the arts community with a diverse repertoire that often reflects upon larger societal issues.  

Artistic Director, Sonia Plumb, is deeply committed to exploring the humanities and cultural content of each new project with robust education and outreach programming. Ms. Plumb is a National Artist Teaching Fellow, and has thrice received the Connecticut Office of the Arts Fellowship for Artistic Excellence. In 2015 Plumb was one of nine artists nationwide to receive a Community Legacy Project award for her arts integration program.

SPDC annually serves more than 8,500 audiences of all ages – from adults who love watching life performances to students grades K-12 immersed in arts education to college students seeking professional training or expanding their knowledge through experience, to families with children on the neuro diverse spectrum who want to take advantage of the physical and societal benefits of dance class engagement. From the inner cities of Greater Hartford to small towns throughout New England, to national and international venues, our programs inspire and educate in the classroom, in the community and on the stage. Our nationally recognized arts-integration residencies follow Common Core State and National Arts standards and integrate dance with science, math, social studies and literature.

During this time of the COVID pandemic we launched numerous virtual programs, webinars and digital dance projects. Noteably, we premiered Dance of da Vinci 2.0 outside at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT in August 2020. We presented the work in progress  Penelope's Odyssey - Part 1  in 2021 with a full premiere expected in Fall 2022.



Additional Links: 
Choreography: Sonia Plumb
Dance of da Vinci Documentary
Community Legacy Project National Award 2015
Dance of da Vinci 2.0 at the Hill-Stead July 2020
Turning the Triangle: Geometry and Dance

I Have Worked With

  • June 2021

    Initially accepted as an Artist in Residence in 2020 to work on Peneleope's Odyssey, the residency happened in August 2021. Developed material for "Penelope's Home Video" and performed "Penelope's Solo" to an international audience in Agionis Ioannis, Crete.

  • June 2021

    One Dance - Each semester SPDC provides low cost tickets to CCC students and faculty to introduce them to world of contemporary modern dance, an art form most of them have never experienced.

  • June 2020

    Director Anna Swinbourne reached out to offer her outdoor space to present work during the COVID pandemic. We premiered Dance of da Vinci 2.0 July 31 and August 1, 2020 on the West Lawn using safe protocols and guidelines. We subsequently presented Duos & Trios in September, again outside. 

    We are in conversationsn to continue present during the Spring/Summer/Fall of 2021 outside as well as in-side as circumstances allow.

     Multiple articles listed: Hill-Stead Newsroom



  • NEFA Grantee
  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Physical Address: 
960 Main Street, Suite #555B
Hartford, CT 06103
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Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Humanities - General
Humanities - History
Humanities - Science
Literary Arts - General
Media - Video
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Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Languages Available: 
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Connecticut Dance Alliance
Hartford Performs
New England Dance Fund Grantee/Alum Network
Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
National Artist Teaching Fellowship
Community Legacy Project Fellowship
Connecticut Office of the Arts
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 have worked with a wide variety of audiences including those on the Autism Spectrum, ESL, and the elderly.

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Performances need a clean floor, preferably sprung floor marley - adaptable to many floor types. Workshops and residencies need large, clear spaces to teach in. Sound systems for performances required.
Projection, wifi
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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 - 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
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