Matthew Bennett, Nathan Victoria, Aaron Jackson and Donnie Walker in Tiffany Haughn’s “Tete a Tete.” Photo: Amanda Kilgour ©

DancEthos Season 7

DancEthos, “a local treasure” (DC Metro Theater Arts 2015), is known for performances that are collaborative experiences. Our fall show proves to be no different, as we are proud to collaborate once again with The West Shore Piano Trio as well as guest choreographers Candra Preshong, Da’Shown Rawl, Briana Ashley Stuart and Rachel Turner. We will also present guest dance companies fusiondance and RawArts Dance at the newly renovated Dance Loft on 14 Theater in the Petworth area of D.C.

You have three opportunities to see this wonderful collaborative experience:
Friday November 3rd at 8:00pm
Saturday November 4th at 6:00pm
Sunday November 5th at 2:00pm

Receptions will immediately follow the Saturday and Sunday shows.

Dance Loft on 14 Theater
4618 14th St NW, Washington DC

Ticket purchasing information will be available soon!

Early bird prices:
General admission $20
Seniors, students and military $15
Children 12 and under $10
At door prices:
General admission $25
Seniors, students and military $20
Children 12 and under $15


Saturday April 8th at 7pm and Sunday April 9th at 2pm
Kreeger Auditorium at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd,
Rockville, MD 20852

As is our signature, DancEthos will present a varied and dynamic program featuring the work of 6 diverse choreographers. We are also excited to be sharing the stage with the brilliant dancers of guest company Gin Dance Company. With dances ranging from intimate and evocative to fierce and explosive, tender and introspective to energizing and whimsical, this performance is sure to have something for every audience member!

This show will feature the choreography of DancEthos Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn, DE company members Jenny T. Flemingloss and Elizabeth Odell Catlett, and guest choreographers Rick Westerkamp and NYC based Mat Elder. We are also excited to be presenting the work of  Gin Dance Company’s Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff



Saturday, February 18th, 7:30pm

Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night of dance and refreshments? Want to get a taste of some of the fantastic companies that perform in the DC area? Want to join us in exploring the variety of ways that two bodies can interact through dance and the variety of relationships that can be explored?

We’ve got just the event for you…

Errant Movement presents “Two of Us,” a showcase of dance duets in celebration of Valentine’s Day and an exploration of the many ways that two bodies can relate through art. The show will feature performances by Errant Movement, Ashani Dances, DanceArtTheater, DancEthos, Direct Effect Dance and Fitness, fusiondance, Hannah + Lucia (NYC), Nomadic Artist, Kista Tucker Insights, the SAPAN Institute, Shay Turner & Oralee Skeath, Sylvana Christopher & John Lee, and RawArts Dance.

Dance Loft Theater, 4618 14th St NW



February 24th at 7:30pm
James Lee Theater
2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church VA 22042

The FUSE Festival hosted by fusiondance.
Join us for an explosive evening of unforgettable artistry that celebrates artists from all over the DC/MD/VA area.

Tickets: $20 pre-sale/$25 door
pre-sale tickets available via PayPal using the address:
Facebook: fusiondance
Instagram: @fusiondancecompany1

Friday September 30th at 7pm
Georgetown Day School Black Box Theatre
4200 Davenport St, NW, Washington, DC 20016

D.A.N.C.E. – DC Area New Companies Experience
In addition to DancEthos, other participating companies include DanceArt Theatre, Gin Dance Company, Motion X and DC Bhangra Dance Crew. This performance is sponsored by the Samuel J. Rosenfeld Family Grant.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale September 6th at this link, or can be purchased at the door (cash or check only).

Sunday October 23rd at 4pm
THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20020

DancEthos is honored to be guest artists in Gin Dance Company ‘s performance entitled “Inner Voice”. GDC artistic director Shu-Chen Cuff will premiere her newest works “Hello! Goodbye!” and “Zoom In” danced by DE dancers, as well as presenting some older company favorites. DancEthos artistic director Tiffany Haughn will be premiering “1 by 1” which she created on GDC, as well as her evocative and intimate 2014 duet “Convergence”. It’s sure to be a refreshing, inspiring, and thought provoking performance.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased from the link below.
Gin Dance Company Presents… ‘Inner Voice’ | THEARC

Wednesdays November 2nd, 9th and 16th from 6:30-8pm
Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St, NW, Washington DC, 20011

DancEthos Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn will be teaching professional level master classes open to the public. More info coming soon.

Come dance with us!
DancEthos Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn teaches an on-going adult drop-in Intermediate/Advanced Modern class at Joy of Motion Dance Center on Tuesdays form 7-8:30pm. JOM is located at 7315 Wisconsin Ave in Bethesda.

DancEthos Season 6

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DancEthos once again presents their signature style of a widely varied concert representing many different artistic voices including guest company DEVIATED THEATREThis one-time-only performance by “local treasure” (DC Metro Theater Arts 2015) DancEthos exemplifies moments when “imaginative choreography collides with extraordinary emotions” (DCTheatre Scene 2015). 
DEVIATED THEATRE, “eerie, esoteric, eclectic” (DC Metro Theater Arts 2015), performs new choreography and favorite repertory by Artistic Directors, Enoch Chan and Kimmie Dobbs Chan, heralded as “spellbindingly  compelling” (DC Metro Theater Arts 2014).
Sunday May 22nd at 3:00pm
Cultural Arts Center
Montgomery College

7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

Buy tickets at the door.
General admission: $25 adults, $15 Seniors, students, military, $10 children 12 and under


DancEthos Season 5

Vanessa Rowan in Elizabeth Catlett’s Sift. Photo: Maggie Picard ©

Capital Fringe Festival


Thursday July 23rd at 7:45pm
Friday July 24th at 7:15pm
Saturday July 25th at 1:15pm


All performances are at the newly renovated Cafritz Foundation Theater –
Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE Washington, DC 20017


We are honored to once again be sharing the stage with The West Shore Piano Trio, who will be performing the compositions of Astor Piazzolla and Johannes Brahms.


The performance features the choreography of Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn, company member Rick Westerkamp and guest choreographers Ronya-Lee Anderson, Felipe Oyarzun, Erica Rebollar and Deborah Riley.


22 gorgeous dancers + 6 inspired choreographers + 3 brilliant musicians + 1 skilled spoken word artist = an amazing collaborative experience! This diverse and dynamic program will showcase dance, poetry and live music that ranges from absurd to earnest and haunting to playful.


Ticket info:
General admission tickets are $17
Fringe button (required for entry to all Fringe shows) $5-7


Purchase tickets and button:
-Online at (starting June 22)
-By calling 866-811-4111 (starting June 22)
-In person at the Fringe box office located at 1300 H Street NE (opening July 7)
-At venue on day of show (cash only)


BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE – tickets are now available online!!


This production is presented as a part of the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non­profit Capital Fringe.


Petworth Dance Project
Saturday, May 9 at 7pm

DancEthos is thrilled to be participating in the inaugural performance of the Petworth Dance Project! This outdoor dance series will feature some of DC’s most exciting dance companies. Please join us Saturday May 9th at 7pm on the lawn of the Petworth Recreation Center at 801 Taylor St NW for a free, family-friendly event. Some blankets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

You’ll be dazzled by Rick Westerkamp’s premiere of “what touches will dissolve.” in collaboration with DC-based spoken word artist Sarah D. Lawson. This athletic romp explores the endless possibilities that arise when you are willing to turn your world upside down – literally and figuratively. Also on the bill is a solo excerpt of Vladimir Angelov’s stunning “Framework” danced by the always lovely Vanessa Rowan. And lastly, Rick Westerkamp will perform a solo excerpt from the acclaimed Erica Rebollar’s “Rick’s Dream”. As if that’s not enough to entice you, we will also be sharing the stage with Motion X Dance DC and Maru Montero Dance Company.

Our very own Rick Westerkamp will be teaching a masterclass Friday May 8th from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Dance Loft on 14 (4618 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009). This contemporary dance class is open to all levels and the cost is $10 (cash only). If you have never taken a class with Rick, you are missing out! Participants are assured to get a great workout and be constantly entertained by his musings! Click here to RSVP today!

Past Performances & Events
DancEthos Season 4
2013-2014 Season

DancEthos in Concert
with special guests Vladimir Angelov
& darlingdance company

DancEthos in Erica Rebollar's "Rick's Dream"
DancEthos in Erica Rebollar’s “Rick’s Dream”

Saturday, November 16 at 7:30pm
Greenberg Theater at American University

4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Tickets: $22 General Admission, $17 Seniors/Students/Military
To purchase tickets visit

Featuring choreography by: Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn, Assistant Director Carolyn Kamrath & DancEthos company members Matthew Bennett, Elizabeth Odell Catlett, Tina Fratello, Meg McDermott & Kathleen Weitz. Plus special guests Vladimir Angelov & Hayley Cutler.

Performance includes:

  • Tiffany Haughn’s dynamic group piece The Lines We Draw, which examines the prejudices that each of us harbor whether consciously or not and how these biases effect the relationship with ourselves and others.
  • A new multimedia work by Tina Fratello in collaboration with writer Nick Paciejeski that addresses “It is not what you think, but how you think.”
  • darlingdance company performs Hayley Cutler’s Ugly Things: Againandagainandagain  – an exploration of sacrifice, an admission of defeat, a declaration of guilt.
  • Vladimir Angelov’s Face-A-Book that questions if real books might be the only way to dig deeper, to stimulate our imagination without boundaries in a technology filled society.
  • And so much more!

DancEthos in concert with alight dance theater

Saturday March 1st at 7:30pm
Kogod Cradle at The Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Two companies present six choreographers in a one night only show!

DancEthos Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn examines the strength and vulnerability of motherhood in Revealed and the dangers of miscommunication in a new work with original music composition by Roc Lee. Guest choreographer Erica Rebollar’s Rick’s Dream takes you on a fast paced romp through the REM cycle of sleep, as disjointed ideas overlap in the mind’s stream of consciousness.

alight dance theater Artistic Director Angella Foster tells the story of a starry night in Stargazing, from the spectacular death of a star to the splendor visible from our own backyards. Dependent, by alight resident choreographer Wayles Haynes, investigates the public perception and personal experience of military families in this contemporary era of war.

Additional works by DancEthos choreographers Gabrielle Campagna and Rick Westerkamp explore diverse spatial patterns with a large cast of dancers and reflect on the best days of your life.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Box Office beginning at 7pm. Online sales have closed.
$25 General Admission; $20 Seniors/Military; $17 Students


DancEthos in concert

Saturday July 26th at 8pm and Sunday July 27th at 7pm

Dance Place
3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Tickets: $25 General Admission; $20 Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists (Advance Sales only); $15 College Students and Children (17 & under)
To purchase tickets visit

Celebrating the end of our 4th performance season as well as the new and improved theater of Dance Place, DancEthos presents a mix of new works and past highlights. Audience and dancer favorites we will be re-setting include Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn’s exploration of living with a life-threatening illness in “The In Between” (2012), Assistant Director Carolyn Kamrath’s quirky “Breathe.Shift.Repeat.” (2010) and Gabrielle Campagna’s humorous use of paint cans in “Semigloss” (2011). Plus a new duet from Haughn celebrating the connections formed by DancEthos, premiere works by Kamrath and company member Elizabeth Odell Catlett, and performances by guest artists Althea Skinner, Sylvana Christopher, and Tina Fratello.

View past DancEthos seasons.