Information for Presenters

For Booking Inquiries, contact Lois Welk, Company Representative at or (607) 329-0467.

Reviewers' Quotes

"Their ability to refresh classical ballet with daring contemporary choreography and exciting artistic choices paid off” – Aubrey Nagle, Philly Voice

"[BalletX's] 10 performers [...] move with commitment and rich texture; theirs is fully three-dimensional dancing that you feel as you watch" – Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

“[BalletX has] the confidence and artistry of a world-class ballet company” –Merilyn Jackson, The Philadelphia Inquirer

 “Beauty and precision with an edge” –Tara Lynn Johnson, Ticket to Entertainment

“…vulnerable, openhearted and, above all, marvelously free.”—Alastair Macaulay,The New York Times

“[BalletX] has emerged as one of the country’s primary producers of new ballet” —Ray Rinaldi,The Denver Post

“remarkably moving” —Nancy Heller, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“…fresh, touching, musical, original”—Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

“BalletX’s contemporary ballet performances always push the envelope with performances of athleticism, musicality and immense talent.”—Jillian Wilson, Uwishunu

“[BalletX dancers move in ways that] are simultaneously strenuous and fluid, harsh and delicate, serious and amusing.”—Susan Perloff, Broad Street Review

“[BalletX] is maturing from a Philadelphia treasure into a nationally recognized paragon.” — Merilyn Jackson, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“If you’ve never seen BalletX on stage, it’s time to take a seat and take in one of our city’s most high-octane dance troupes.”— Kristina Jenkins, Uwishunu

“[BalletX] is a sight that every fan of the arts should see.”— Bill Chenevert, Philadelphia Weekly

“He's done it again. In There I Was, Matthew Neenan has created a new work of tremendous power, grace, and style.”— Nancy G. Heller, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Matthew Neenan] has one of the most appealing and singular voices in ballet today.” – Alastair Macauley, The New York Times

“…the 10 dancers of BalletX perform…with startling spontaneity and urgency.” – Alastair Macauley, The New York Times

“[A] daring and non-traditional approach to ballet.” – Bill Chenevert, Philadelphia Weekly

“…explosive, athletic dance that leaves the audience speechless…” – Kat Richter, The Dance Journal

“BalletX regularly conceives scintillating programs – mysterious, sexy, funny, and surprising.” – Merilyn Jackson, The Inquirer

"The program began strongly with Mr. Neenan's "Switch Phase"...four men and four women from BalletX...the dance style, appealing, combines idiosyncratic arm gestures, a powerfully bending use of the torso, lively ballet legwork and many different uses of the floor...especially refreshing is the complex picture of male-female relations." - Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

"[BalletX] demonstrated that they're not only changing dance, but also changing people's lives in the process." – Broad Street Review

"Whether they're creating their own work or bringing in intriguing experimenters from around the world, the Ballet Xers rarely produce anything that isn't totally professional and…excitingly new." – Broad Street Review

"BalletX…captures the push and pull of relationships in sweeping partnered phrases." - DANCE Magazine

"Rhythm, music, and absolutely perfect bodies. Who could ask for anything more?" - Philadelphia Magazine

"BalletX thinks outside the dance box every time they present programming with guest choreographers." - EDGE Publications

“It takes talented dancers to use, and confuse, their bodies like this, and X-ers truly excel. This spunky, inventive troupe radiated confidence and, better yet, pure enjoyment.” -  Janet Anderson, Philadelphia City Paper

“…both classical precision and a rigorous athleticism.” - Jim Rutter, Broad Street Reviews

“The moves [the BalletX dancers] make are insanely difficult, and yet each dancer appears to float across the stage, lifting themselves and each other so effortlessly.” - Jillian Ivey, Phillyist

“The clever and sometimes humorous choreography, soothing music, dramatic lighting and gorgeous bodies hit all the right notes.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer

“BalletX dancers translate imaginative choreography into a graceful and powerful production.” - The Bulletin

“Odd, introspective, elegant moves…appear organic to the musical phrase…[the] dancers are superb.” - Janet Anderson, Philadelphia City Paper

“Modern ballet at its finest, showing off the beautiful lines and shapes dancers can make with their bodies…there is real, physical work going on.” - Jill Ivey, The Phillyist

“Visually compelling, powerful, beautiful.” - Ellen Dunkel, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“BalletX has segued from an intriguing experiment into a mature local institution with an edge.– Janet Anderson, Broad Street Review

“[Co-Artistic Directors] Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan continue to define the company with potent mixes of contemporary choreographers and bal-mod dancers giving their all physically.”- Lewis Whittington, Culture Vulture

“BalletX – what a wonderful gift to Philadelphia.” – Audience Member Testimonial