Exhalations Dance Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed to create performing and choreography opportunities for non-professional dancers pursuing other careers who still desire to dance and perform at a professional level.
We believe life does not have to be either/or; you can be a dancer, and you can choose a profession outside of dance.
EDT wants dancers from Pittsburgh and the surrounding community to feel that they have a place in the Dance World. Community Theater has been adopted as a normal part of the Arts; we are creating Community Dance.
The passion for dancing, performing, and choreographing doesn’t end when a dancer realizes they will not dance professionally; we wish to share this revelation and adoration with Pittsburgh audiences and hope to inspire dancers of all ages to never give up on their dance dreams.
Our vision is to provide a home for the talents of dancers and choreographers who have moved on to careers outside of dance performance, but still love to showcase their artistry and voice.
The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:
Create a positive and accepting environment for non-professional artists
Push boundaries related to dance and technology integration
Present high quality productions with important and alternative points of view to the Pittsburgh Public
Establish educational platforms for young artists to engage in a functioning company, and enhance their creative opportunities