Dance at Stockton - Dance Company Residency & Guest Artists

Fall 2024 Dance Company Residency - The Limón Dance Company

The Limón Dance Company

The Limón Dance Company (LDC) has been at the vanguard of dance since its inception in 1946. The first dance group to tour internationally under the auspices of the State Department, and first modern dance company to perform at Lincoln Center in New York, it has performed twice at The White House. The José Limón Dance Foundation, with Company and Institute, is the recipient of a 2008 National Medal of the Arts. José Limón has a special place in American culture for a social awareness that transcended distinct groups to address how we all search for commonality. It is with this ethos that we continue to commission works by critically acclaimed and emerging international voices 50 years after Limón’s passing. His works continue to influence the evolution of the art form with their arresting visual clarity, theatricality, and rhythmic and musical life.

The Dance Company Residency, which is in its eleventh year, engages with Stockton students and with the community around Stockton. Through classes for dance students, students in general studies courses, and open classes, the artists-in-residence teach movement and share their experiences as working artists. The residency culminates in a performance of the company in Stockton's Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available through the Stockton PAC Box Office soon.

Master Classes for Stockton Dance


Dancers in Master Class

Besides the Dance Company Residency and our Guest Artists, Stockton brings in various professionals for master classes throughout the year.  Previous master classes have been in modern, partnering, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and many others.

Previous Guest Artists and Master Classes


  • Nathaniel Hunt, Ailey II and Ballet Hispanico, New York, NY
  • Tiffany Mills Compay, New York, NY
  • Michael Nickerson-Rossi, Palm Springs, CA
  • Saleana Pettaway, Kariamu + Company, Philadelphia, PA
  • Gallim Dance, Brooklyn, NY
  • Dance Now! Miami, Miami, FL
  • Lehrer Dance, Buffalo, NY
  • Dawn Marie Bazemore, PhilaDanco
  • Julie B Johnson, Independent Artist
  • Scott McPheeters, Subcircle 
  • Julius Carter, Broadway performer (Spiderman, On The Town)
  • Jenna Riegel, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and David Dorfman Dance
  • Edward Rice, Third Rail Projects and Alexandra Beller/Dances
  • Meredith Rainey, Pennsylvania Ballet
  • Caroline Fermin, New York, NY
  • Starr Foster. Richmond, VA
  • Robert Moses' KIN, San Francisco, CA
  • Bryn Cohn, New York, NY
  • Raphael Xavier, Philadelphia, PA
  • Melissa Chisena, Richmond Ballet and Chisena Danza
  • Ellie Goudie-Averill, Stone Depot Dance
  • Jae Hoon Lim, Koresh Dance Company
  • Rebecca Stenn, Rebecca Stenn Dance Company and Pilobolus
  • Michael Spencer Phillips, Rioult Dance
  • Amy Marshall, Amy Marshall Dance Company
  • Marjorie Folkman, Mark Morris Dance Company
  • Erin Pasko, Hip Hop Performer