The first Company value of Ballaro Dance is to present dance for you to SEE and experience. Check out a sample of our repertory to SEE us in action!


Ballaro Dance pushes boundaries exploring rhythm, musicality, and the use of space. We define complimenting small gestures and a use of storytelling, to say something quite powerful.
We invite you to SEE us on stage, in a rehearsal, or on film. We treasure the opportunity to bring dance to all, especially first-time viewers. Check out some upcoming opportunities to SEE us in action: 






The Lux Mea Choir & Ballaro Dance are thrilled to present their second annual Holiday Concert. Join us for an evening of song and dance in celebration of the season!


Star of Wonder

Saturday, December 11

5:30pm & 7:30pm

Advent Lutheran Church, NYC





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Past Performances (2014-2021): 


Embedded Memories 

October 2021 
Performance at SUNY Brockport on the Alumni House lawn.


August 2021 

The premiere of an illuminated installation in collaboration with Allison Patrick.

The piece was staged at Appleberry Farm in Sandy Hook, CT as part of the Company's 2021 Season Gala.


Embedded Memories is rooted in honoring personal histories through the sense of scars and their images which live permanently on, and inside of, our bodies. Investigating the memories and stories these imprints hold, we can learn from one another and promote community healing. Inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery while highlighting the areas of breakage, golden accents illuminate the stories through the investigation of an installation space with over 50 lighted lanterns ranging in size from 6'' - 36'' and inventive light pieces affixed to the dancers' bodies. 


The Adventures of Moon Rabbit 

May 2021

The nighttime adventure of Luna and The Moon Rabbit brought to life on Zoom...

A community performance featuring Community KIDS, Community MOVERS, and Company Dancers.


From Our Homes, To Yours 

March 2021

A virtual global showcase featuring the work of artists from as far as Barcelona, and the UK!


The NETcracker

December 2020

Ballaro Dance reimagined an old, beloved story with a 2020-inspired spin, live on Zoom. The show featured over 30 MOVERS from across the country!


From Our Home, To Yours

October 2020 

Ballaro Dance has continued to build new dances throughout the past six months while working from our "at home" studios. We invite you to SEE what we've created from the comfort of your own living room! 


Blooms in the Barn with Ballaro Dance:

SEE, MOVE, & SHARE in Nature 

Ballaro Dance returned to Appleberry Farm (Newtown, Sandy Hook, CT) on Saturday, September 12 for a physically distanced day of classes and performances. The day featured Pilates and yoga on the hill, improvisation in the garden for children, site-specific performances by the barn with Boston-based cellist Rob Bethel, and a new dance/technology installation in the field. 


SEE: Ballaro Dance On The Big Screen

Friday, May 29 -- 8pm EST on Zoom "A Trip Down Memory Lane"

Friday, June 26 -- 8pm EST on Zoom "Trash to Treasure..."


The Arts Salon, The Brearley School 

Collaboration for the Learning Ledge: Installation titled Illuminating A Bird Song

with collaborators Jeonghae Hones (Korean harp) and visual artist Allison Patrick, of Aster + Quail 

February 2020 


Collaboration with Lux Mea

Ballaro Dance joined Upper West Side women's choir, Lux Mea, for a special collaboration at Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan. 

December 2019 


Open Air

August - September 2019

Ballaro Dance presented a summer performance series featuring dance in outdoor space in five cities across New State and Connecticut: Manhattan, Brockport, Buffalo, Sandy Hook, and Oyster Bay. Set in unique places (like gardens, rooftops, and farms) the dancers interacted with each space through site-specific performances, and shared a traditional concert of repertory works. 


Jazz For Six 

Center For Performance Research (Brooklyn, NY) -- July 2019


Still We Grow

January 2019

An immersive theater experience to fight human trafficking collaborating with Playful Substance theater company and LifeWay Network.


 96th Street Q Train Station, Manhattan

December 2018, Site-specific underground performance


New York State Summer School of the Arts, Guest Artists Concert at Skidmore College

 August 2018 


8 In Show at Dixon Place 

June 2018

Premiered Recall featuring soloist, Lacey Birch, and cellist, Annabel Gordon. 


Back To Buffalo

August 2017

Flickinger Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, NY) 

An evening of eight short dance works. 


Take Root at Green Space 

April 2017

Green Space (Long Island City, Queens)

A monthly showcase presented by Green Space, Ballaro Dance shared four works alongside MoveWorks dance company at Take Root.


Stairway To Nowhere

Troy Night Out (Troy, NY) -- March 2017

Dixon Place (Manhattan, NY) -- July 2016


E and You and Me

Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center (Manhattan, NY) -- August 2016


Sounds In Space

July 2016

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers)

An evening of collaboration with composer David Schanzer.


Brothers and Sisters

Skidmore College Dance Theater, NYSSSA Faculty Concert (solo excerpt) -- August 2015

The Riverside Theatre (Manhattan, NY) --- June 2015

St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church (Manhattan, NY) -- June 2015

SUNY Brockport College (Brockport, NY) --- May 2015

An evening length piece investigating the imagery, stories and music of Roman Catholic faith through modern dance.



 Dixon Place (Manhattan, NY) --- June 2015


Barefoot From Buffalo

The Riverside Theatre (Manhattan, NY) -- June 2014

An evening of six short dance works.


MacArthur Drive

Green Space Blooms -- January 2014 


Ballaro Dance is a New York City based modern dance company performing the work of Marisa f. Ballaro.


The dances are about physical space, music, and time. Small gestures are brought to life while making meaning through storytelling.