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Peter Sparling Dance Company

Quick Facts


The Peter Sparling Dance Company, founded in 1993, is Michigan's premiere contemporary dance company. PSDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of contemporary dance through both performance and education. The company is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Peter Sparling

The artistic director of PSDC, Mr. Sparling is recognized internationally as a modern dance classicist, principal dancer with Martha Graham, master teacher and prolific choreographer. Under Sparling's leadership, the company has established an impressive and stylistically diverse repertory featuring works by Sparling and guest choreographers.

PSDC Members

The seven member troupe of professional dancers excel in a variety of dance styles such as modern, ballet, and jazz, and have extensive national and international performance experience.


Performances, lecture demonstrations for all ages, residencies, educational programs and master classes in modern technique. Special individually tailored programs invite community performance and/or collaboration.


The Peter Sparling Dance Company presents audiences with original, exciting contemporary works which have broad appeal. The repertory ranges from lyrical pieces danced to classical works such as Gluck's "Orfeo and Euridice" or Copin's "Nocturnes" to more contemporary works such as "Pennissula" and "Possible Dances" that incorporate newly commissioned scores, text and video.

Technical Requirements

Theater, hall or auditorium, well heated/cooled, lighted, clean and in good order. Stage and backstage area easily accessible and free of obstacles. Stage curtains, a cyclorama backdrop, and a clean, sprung floor with marley covering are required. Lighting: full stage lights adaptable to light plot. Sound: theater sound system equipped with cassette and CD player.



Fee Range

Performance $5000 - $8000 excluding travel and accommodation expenses. Please contact us directly for workshop and residency fees. Because PSDC is listed on the Michigan Touring Arts Roster and the Heartlands Fund Artist Roster,presenting organizations are eligible to apply for grants to help subsidize costs.

For more information contact:
c/o Peter Sparling Dance Company
815 Wildt Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: 734.747.8885
Web site:
Serving the community for over 20 years with quality instruction and dance performances for all ages -- beginners through professionals -- in a safe nurturing environment.