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Sample Presenters

Weidner Ctr., Wi
TX A & M University
Qunnipeac college, CT
Playhouse Square, OH
Univ. of GA
King Center, FL
Tampa Bay PAC, FL
Angelina Arts Center, TX
NC Blumenthal PAC
World Bank, DC
Univ. of DE
St. Joseph College, CT
St. Bonaventure Univ, NY
VSA OH
Charleston Hts Arts Ctr., NV
Cain Park, OH
Clemson University, SC
Show Me Center, MO
Dance Umbrella Festival, MA
Stranahan Theatre, OH
Heyde Ctr. for the Arts, WI
Wheeling Jesuit College, WV
Ball State University, IL
Cedartown Auditorium, GA
Calument Theatre, MI
Henderson Pavilion, NV
Blossom Music Center, OH

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"We are delighted to have presented such a talented group of artists... Please share my name with any presenter who'd like a recommendation."
Rick Shiller, Exec. Dir.
Angelina Arts Center, TX

Dancing Wheels Trio

"Dancing Wheels is proof that the possibilities are endless."
Christopher Reeve

Dancing Wheels Dancers

 

The Dancing Wheels Company

America's Premier Physically Integrated Dance Company

Dancing Wheels is the first modern dance company to integrate professional stand-up and sit-down (wheelchair) dancers. Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President and Founding Artistic Director, a pioneer in the field of integrated dance, started the company in 1980, and for more than a quarter of a century, Dancing Wheels has performed, taught and inspired children and adults of all abilities around the world. In the United States, the company presents more than 100 performances reaching audiences of 125,000 each year.

Dancing Wheels also serves a source of inspiration in the development of other integrated dance programs nationwide with performances that span the globe, including an ambassadorial tour to Prague in the Republic of Czech, Guatemala and Poland. The company represented the United States and the State of Ohio with a full concert performance at the International Very Special Arts Festival in Brussels, Belgium and Los Angeles, CA and opened the 1st National Conference of Careers In the Arts for People with Disabilities at the Kennedy Center.

Dancing Wheels has been featured in numerous national publications and television programs including ABC television special, Christopher Reeve, A Celebration of Hope, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN and Good Morning America. The company is the proud recipient of the 1998 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Outreach in Ohio and the 1997 National Rehabilitation Achievement Award.