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Our Friends
First Position Dance Arts
Philadelphia Studio Ballet
Wissahickon Dance Academy
King of Prussia Players
Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe
B Sharp Productions
Whitefeather Productions
Charles & Rose Flachs

Among our public venues
Christ Lutheran Church, Upper Darby*
Free Library of Philadelphia Central Branch Sundays on Stage
Free Library of Philadelphia Katharine Drexel, Oak Lane, Tacony, Holmesburg, and Haverford branches
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Glenside
Trinity Center for Urban Life

Among our private venues
Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children
Bala House Montessori School
Chatham Elementary School
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Friends Central Summer Camp
Germantown Friends School
Inglis House
Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim
Overbrook Preschool and Kindergarten
Simpson House
Shannondell at Valley Forge Performing Arts Center
Stearne Elementary School*
Symphony Square
Traveler's Aid Family Services of Phila*
Wetherill School
Widener Memorial School*

*Donated Show
About Us

Bringing the arts of storytelling and ballet to audiences of all ages since 1996, Pages to Pirouettes performs abridged versions of the grand story ballets—Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, The Nutcracker—at preschools, schools, museums, libraries, churches and synagogues, senior and special-needs communities and other venues that engage us for public and limited-audience shows.

Founded by professional ballet dancers Susan Cade and Michele MacDonald, Pages to Pirouettes celebrates the arts of storytelling and ballet. Our audiences hear the story and then see it come to life through dance and music. We then close with time for our audience to dance with us through a brief ballet lesson (or “chair ballet” for those with limited mobility), ask questions, examine our costumes and pointe shoes, ask questions, take a photo.

Our performances stand alone or are part of workshops, community engagement, fund-raising events, or other programs. For example, we toured Sleeping Beauty to neighborhood branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia to help kick off the summer reading program.


We are always eager to work with partners to create special productions of our ballets or to present our ballets as part of a larger literacy or arts workshop. We have lots of ideas and would love to hear yours!

We also work with partners to develop productions incorporating non- novice, or senior dancers. For example, The Turks and Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation engaged us to stage and perform The Nutcracker with 70 local children and adults. Locally, we have created productions of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Coppélia that include more than 20 residents from Shannondell at Valley Forge senior living community.

Donated performances

Generous businesses, individuals, and groups donate our shows to underserved audiences or as fund-raisers for organizations or causes they care about.

To engage us to bring dance and storytelling to an audience you care about, to explore a partnership, or to donate a performance to a special audience, please contact us.

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Last updated - January 29, 2016