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. 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

  • May 2013 to May 2016

    Set the dance work "Fractured Light" on the dance students. Provide masterclasses and lecture/demonstrations yearly since 2013.

  • November 2014

    Performed Privacy Settings in 2014. 

    Performed Water Wars in 2012

  • April 2014

    Created a new dance piece with the students based on the theme of climate change and water. 

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  • NEFA Grantee
  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Sonia
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: 
Plumb
Phone: 
860-508-9082

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Humanities - General
Humanities - History
Humanities - Science
Literature - General
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
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
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
Events Per Year: 
75
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
APAP
Connecticut Dance Alliance
Awards: 
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
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,500
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 - Mathematics
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
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000