ENCORE Dance Company

Artistic Director: Marie Hoffman


ENCORE Dance Company, the professional division of the Dance Department at the Academy for the Performing Arts, was founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Marie Hoffman and Managing Director, Diane Makas. Currently in residence in Huntington Beach, the company’s mission is threefold – to provide additional dance training to APA Dance graduates who remain in the area in pursuit of a dance education; to provide paid professional performance experiences to our dancers; to increase our dance audience by educating the community about the significance and relativity of concert dance in today’s multicultural world. As the professional division of the Academy for the Performing Arts Dance Program, ENCORE Dance Company routinely collaborates with members of the APA Repertory Ensemble. The APA Repertory Ensemble Dancers are given apprentice opportunities with ENCORE Dance Company as a means of propelling these young dancers toward their professional dance careers.

“Blues” Performed by ENCORE Dance Company

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