Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance has been North Carolina’s summertime professional contemporary ballet company since 2003. The company was founded in Asheville, but now shares a dual residency between the cities of Asheville and Winston-Salem. Terpsicorps is known for producing innovative, thought provoking, and entertaining performances of the highest professional caliber. The subject matter varies, but is always deeply rooted in universal themes that convey the most basic and complex aspects of the human experience.
Critically acclaimed dancers from some of the most respected companies in the United Sates and Canada travel to NC every summer to bring the shows to life, providing audiences with the opportunity to take pride in an organization of the quality that one would expect to find only in a large metropolitan city. Terpsicorps prides itself on consistently presenting an ethnically diverse cast of dancers who are hired for a unique combination of athletic virtuosity and theatrical artistry.
The company performs works by artistic director Heather Maloy, ballet master Christopher Bandy, and the late master choreographer, Salvatore Aiello. Maloy danced for the North Carolina Dance Theatre under Aiello’s direction, and was greatly influenced by him, both as a choreographer and as a director. His flair for creating dance that was not only noteworthy for its movement quality and musicality, but also for its theatricality, is the inspiration behind everything Terpsicorps produces.