Allegory Dance Theatre’s mission is to share our passion for the art of dance both on and off the stage.
We aim to inspire audiences with high caliber performances, foster an inclusive and safe environment
for our dancers to attain their artistic excellence, empower students through quality dance education,
and broaden the reach and impact of dance through active community engagement.
To be recognized for our commitment to dance and to our dancers, to be respected for our values, and to continue to have a notable impact on dance appreciation and education in our area.
Our passion for dance is what drives us. The deep respect we hold for our artists and audiences, teachers and students, and the art of dance dictates that we hold ourselves, and those around us, to the highest standards in all that we do.
Placing the Patron at the Center of Our Universe
Our purpose is to enrich the lives of our patrons, inspire them, broaden their horizons, and lift them higher. Our patrons in turn inspire us to reach new levels of excellence. Without them, we could not exist.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that dance is for every body. We endeavor to create a space for everyone in our organization to feel respected, embraced, and celebrated for our differences, and to build a community that appreciates everyone for their contributions regardless of race, color, gender, age, size, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, religion, or sexual orientation.
Mutual Respect & Trust
We embrace the basic human need for dignity that resides in us all. We respect our co-workers, and we trust each other to always act in the best interest of our art, our organization, and our community.
Collaboration & Cooperation
We place open conversation in the creative process in the highest regard. Dance artists bring their
unique, lived experience to each movement that only enriches the stories we share. Allowing creative
minds to apply their artistry to new works through cross-genre collaboration helps to build unique
experiences for our artists and our audiences.
While we will continuously review our processes, we will strive to maintain an environment that encourages individuals to respectfully challenge ideas from wherever they may emanate.
We have chosen this work because we love it. Maintaining the joy of dance is at the forefront of our activities and we intend on transferring that love and joy to all those we engage.
Artistic Director and Director of Education- Jennifer Gordon
Board of Directors
President - Omaira Parrilla Dunne
Vice President - Tiara Nock
Interim Treasurer - Christopher Gordon
Secretary - Christina White
Member at Large - Jennifer Gordon
Accepting board position and volunteer inquiries
Please send a letter of intent to Allegory.Dance@gmail.com
Allegory Dance Theatre strives to create a community where all people enjoy the many benefits of dance and storytelling. We believe that this is only possible through the creation of programs, audience experiences, and work environments that are inclusive, diverse, equitable, and anti-racist. We acknowledge that we create, dance, and engage the community on the sacred ancestral lands of the Lenapehoking
We recognize and understand that a history of disparities, bias, and injustice has created a societal landscape of inequality and exclusion. We seek to address these issues directly with an intersectional understanding of, and strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity – both internally and throughout our community.
Allegory continues to work towards reflecting our passion for creating community and connections by sharing important stories through the many faces, cultures, and walks of life that proudly make up our world.
A true community is one in which all people, of every gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, size, education, or ability, must feel welcomed, valued, and respected.
We encourage our staff, board members, artists, volunteers, contractors, and partners to embrace the following principles intended to promote diversity and equity:
We are seeking motivated people to bring their talents to our board of directors. We are a South Jersey nonprofit organization with a mission to make a positive impact in our community both on stage and off.