Our mission is to enrich, educate and inspire communities through innovative contemporary-modern dance.

Sonia Plumb Dance Company reaches beyond the arts community with a diverse repertoire that often reflects upon larger societal issues through performances, classes, workshops, community outreach, arts integration residencies and collaborations with musicians and composers, artists and actors, puppeteers, poets, and educators.

It is our vision to provide audiences from all cultures, age groups, abilities, and income levels throughout the Northeast, and beyond, with opportunities to learn how to dance, watch dance, appreciate dance and/or incorporate dance in their lives.

For more than 30 years, thousands have enjoyed our dance. Combining dance artistry with stunning visuals, vivid choreography, and compelling storytelling, from stages to classrooms to parks to libraries, we inspire and ignite.


Officially became a 501(c)3


International Special Olympics, New Haven, CT (1995), Dance Now, Cheney Hall, Manchester, CT (1994), Fill Your Plate, Cheney Hall, Manchester, CT (1993), New Dance/New Haven, New Haven, CT (1991, 1992, 1993), A New Generation of Dance, S.U.N.Y. Purchase, NY (1992).
Premiered: Disconnected (1995), Molecular Reality (1995), Civil-Lies (1994), Bach-analia (1993), Wild Woman (1993), Chain Reaction (1992), Bustin’ (1992), Water and Air (1992), Take Two (1992), And Then There Were Two (1992), Stroke of Midnight (1992), No Meaning (1991), Triple S Roost (1991), Rhythm of the Masses (1991)

1991 – 1995

New Dance/New Haven,
CTPremiered first full length dance: The Wanderings of Odysseus


Sono Arts Festival, South Norwalk, CT (1999), Connecticut Choreographers’ Showcase & Forum, Waterbury, CT (1999), International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT (1996, 2000), Ted Hershey Dance and Music Marathon, Hartford, CT, White Mountain Summer Dance Festival, Paul Winter Consort, Norfolk, CT.
Premiered:  Into the Wildwood (1999), Mambo Jumbo/Girls’ Night Out (1999), Denial (1998), Letting Go (1998), Frost and Field (1998), Sighing (1997)

1997 – 1999

Connecticut Dance Alliance Showcase, New London, CT, (2001), OpSail, New London, CT (2001), Ted Hershey Dance and Music Marathon, Hartford, CT.
Premiered: More Than You Know (2000),

2000 – 2002


2002 – 2011

Joined the Hartford Performs Roster providing arts integration and arts access programming to Hartford Public Schools. Premiered Water Wars, a full length dance dedicated to all things water. First Artist in Residence at the University of St. Joseph, West Hartford, CT.


Premiered Too Close to the Light, The Moon, Bach in Space
5X5 Dance Festival, Artists for World Peace.


Premiered: Privacy Settings and Fractured Light.
Launched Active Bodies/Active Minds dance classes for children on the Autism Spectrum.


Premiered full-length dance The Odyssey at the University of Saint Joseph, CT and Katherine Hepburn Center, Old Saybrook, CT. Artists for World Peace


Received Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s three-year cornerstone grant, to provide apprenticeships to underserved, typically minority, high school graduates who cannot afford typical four-year degrees in dance. Premiered Fire or Ice at The Bushnell. Artists for World Peace, 5X5 Festival, Southern VT Dance Festival


Premiered Dance of da Vinci
WaxWorks, Brooklyn, NY (2018), Ted Hershey Dance and Music Marathon, Southern VT Dance Festival.


Shared Space – Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, NY (2019), 5X5 Dance Festival, CT, Dance in the Parks/Hartford, CT, Southern VT Dance Festival, CT Science Center. Premiered Random XY.


Premiered Dance of da Vinci 2.0 at the Hill-Stead Museum. Presented Duos & Trios and the digital dance “Touch.” Columns Dance and Wellness Center Festival. Virtual 5X5 Dance Festival. Penelope’s Odyssey Part 1.


Presented Penelope’s Odyssey - Part 1, partnered with the  Wadsworth Atheneum, Capital Community College, Trinity College and UMass Amherst. Residency at MudHouse, Crete, GR. Digital Dance project with the Bushnell, Hartford, CT


Premiered The Pearl, Hartford, CT. Collaborated with the Bushnell Digital Dance to create the underwater sequences for Penelope’s Odyssey


Premiered Penelope’s Odyssey at Castleton University, Vermont.
Sound of Migration Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland; Performance Garage, PA; Fall Forward Dixon Place, NY; 5x5 Dance Festival.


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