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Here you'll find a listing of the most recent press and accolades for rva dance collective. Any press inquiries should be sent to co-artistic director, Jess Burgess at

Richmond Times-Dispatch review of the 2016 Dogtown Dance Theatre Performance

"It is a pleasure to see the sustained growth of dance in Richmond and the transformation of this former school into a center for dance."


-  Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virginia This Morning
RVA Dance Collective performs on CBS6 Virginia this Morning to promote National Dance Day 2016!
Richmond Times-Dispatch review of the 2015 Dogtown Dance Theatre Performance

"While each work varied greatly in structure, music and style, they shared a high level of passion; they made you feel something, and they made you want to know more."


-  Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch review of the 2014 Grace Street Theatre Performance

"For...a project that began in 2009 when two friends merged their individual dance companies in order to invigorate the modern dance scene in Richmond, the show was successful. They presented modern dance pieces that made an audience laugh and think while exiting with smiles on their faces."


-  Sheena Jeffers, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virginia This Morning
co-artistic directors perform and speak about the Feb. 28, 2014 exhibition at Art Works Galleries
Critic Review: Elephant Ballerina
Review of the 2013 annual spring show

"Shows Urgency, Athleticism, and Comic Relief"


- Becky Ferrell, GayRVA

2013 Feature in Richmond Magazine

Richmond, VA.

RVA dance collective was featured in the May 2013 edition of Richmond Magazine! To read the article online, please follow this link. 

2011 Feature in Belle Magazine

Richmond, VA

Page 23 has a preview feature of our 2011 annual spring concert! And a picture of our lovely dancers, Ashley Valo and Danielle Ramon.

Richmond: old city, new dance

Dance Magazine Blog 

RVA dance collective had the opportunity to sit down with editor-in-chief of dance magazine, Wendy Perron to chat about dance and the art community in Richmond. 



"It's great to see new sprouts of activity in this age-old city."


-Wendy Perron, editor in chief, Dance Magazine

2010 recipient of the Theresa Pollak Award for excellence in the arts

Richmond magazine

Richmond Magazine Article for the 13th annual Theresa Pollak prizes

"RVA dance collective possesses a rare ability to combine high-quality choreography with audience accessibility. As part of its performances, the troupe educates audiences through explanation, humor and insight. The group promotes not only understanding of dance but also the study of it, offering courses for performers in the Richmond community."

- Pollak selection committee


Review: breakthrough 

Richmond Times-dispatch

RVA dance collective's first full-evening performance

Click here for the full review.



"Featured movement phrases constructed of layers, echoes and shadows."

-- Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch

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