About Us

What is Allegory Dance Theatre?

Allegory Dance Theatre is a contemporary ballet company located in the South Jersey/ Philadelphia metro area. Through dance and theatre they aim to produce high quality work that tells a story. These stories can be as complex as life, as reminiscent as a place in time, as transcendent as a smell or word, and as limitless as the human imagination. Allegory was created by Jennifer Gordon with the intention to make dance performances more accessible and meaningful to audiences. The company’s choreography draws upon Mrs. Gordon’s own experiences and from many literary works. From childhood summers, shipping off to war, brain surgery induced dreams, the Andrews Sisters, classical masterpieces, Metallica, and more, Allegory Dance Theatre has something for everyone. As the company continues to write their story, they plan to incorporate audience immersing technology into their performances, create educational programs for local schools and communities, and collaborate with local artists and musicians to build a strong arts community in Southern New Jersey.

Join the Story

Currently, Allegory Dance Theatre has the following positions available:

Board of Directors

We currently have openings on our board of directors for Vice President, Secretary, and Development. For more information reach out to us at Allegory.Dance@gmail.com.

Company Dancers

 Interested persons must have a strong ballet background with contemporary/ modern experience. Please submit your resume, headshot, and dance reel to Allegory.Dance@gmail.com with the subject of Company Dancer

Outreach Staff

We currently have 2 open positions for our New Glory outreach program. This program brings dance to senior citizens with dementia with the goal of improving gross motor skills, communication, circulation, etc. Candidates for the position should have outgoing and engaging personalities, experience teaching dance, exceptional people skills, accountability, and adaptability. Interested persons should email their resume and availability to Allegory.Dance@gmail.com with the subject line of New Glory Staff.