Best of Philly

Best Dance Company

2021 Best Dance-World Pivot

BalletX

When Philly’s most innovative dance company could no longer perform for live audiences, it changed everything up and made supremely exquisite dance films, which you can still watch through the BalletX Beyond streaming service. Read More »

1923 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2018 Best Dance Company

BalletX

No dance troupe has done more to put Philly on the world stage than this contemporary ballet company, which has earned unprecedented–and well-deserved–national press and recognition. The next season kicks off in November with three world premieres, including one from Sonya Tayeh, who has worked as a choreographer for Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus, and Florence and the Machine. Read More »

265 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA | 215-225-5389 | Website

2012 Best Dance Company

Headlong Dance Theater

In 1993, three local dancers got together to form this company, dedicated to creating groundbreaking original works that span nearly a dozen styles and offer commentary on the world we live in. In September, they make their fifth Live Arts Festival appearance with This Town is a Mystery, which takes the notion of site-specific work to the extreme-Headlong convinced four real Philadelphia families to perform original dances in their own homes. For audiences. Read More »

1170 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-545-9195 | Website