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. 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, math and literature curriculum. Student matinees create access for inner-city students, enhance learning and foster arts appreciation. In 2017 SPDC launched a paid Dance Apprenticeship Program. Talented high school graduates lacking socio-economic resources to attend college level dance programs train, teach and perform with SPDC and participate in arts administration activities to promote job preparedness and career development skills.

Additional Links: 
Choreography: Sonia Plumb
Dance of da Vinci Documentary
Community Legacy Project National Award 2015

I Have Worked With

  • February 2016 to December 2019

    Artistic Director Sonia Plumb has been on faculty of this nationally recognized and award winning magent school for 12 years. She sets her SPD work on the dance department Seniors annually. These dancers have gone on to study at SUNY Purchase, Adelphi, University of the Arts, Hofstra, to name a few.

  • April 2016 to October 2019

    SPD is proud to be the first regional modern dance company to have an ongoing relationship with the Bushnell, Connecticut's premiere Union performing arts venue. We premiered Dance of da Vinci in 2018 and Fire or Ice in 2016. 

  • October 2012 to October 2019

    SPD has a close relationship with this special IB elemetnary school in West Hartford, CT. JoAnn Lizon, curriculum specialist, contacted us in 2012 after reading an article about our Arts Integration work with Science, Water and Dance. Since then we have worked closely with them to develop Arts Integration programs including: Shadows and Light, Water Wars and most recently Turning the Triangle: Geometry and Dance. Our AI programs are nationally recognized.


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
20 Church Street Mezzanine
Hartford, CT 06103
Physical Address: 
20 Church Street Mezzanine
Hartford, CT 06103
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Humanities - General
Humanities - History
Humanities - Science
Literary Arts - General
Media - Video
Year Founded: 
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
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
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
New England Dance Fund Grantee/Alum Network
Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
National Artist Teaching Fellowship
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
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State of Residence: 
Minimum Number of Performers: 
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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 - English Language / Literacy
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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