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PATCHWORK DANCE COMPANY is a regional, non-profit, contemporary company dedicated to enriching audiences through performances and outreach programs. Patchwork performs choreography of both nationally recognized and resident choreographers.
Founded by Artistic Director, Debbie Werbrouck, Patchwork has provided benefits to the Michiana community since 1977. Patchwork’s performance season includes the original children’s holiday story in dance, “Christopher’s Christmas” which has become Michiana’s own holiday tradition.
Open Community Dance Classes by Guest Artist!
Patchwork Dance Company is thrilled to host Josh Manculich for community master classes! While in choreographic residence with our PDC dancers, Josh will teach several classes open to the community on Monday, July 10, including ballet, contemporary and musical theatre. Classes are offered for ages 8-10, 11-14 and 14-adult. Please call 574-367-8268 for information and openings.
Joshua Manculich, from Windber, PA, graduated as valedictorian in 2005 and went on to pursue dance and psychology studies at Point Park University. While there, Josh was a recipient of the Conservatory’s Outstanding Graduate Award for his artistic involvement in the Pittsburgh community. Joshua’s performance credits include The Pillow Project, an innovative Pittsburgh-based company, and JMT-JLS Productions. In Chicago, he danced five seasons with Thodos Dance Chicago, performed with Chicago Repertory Ballet, and became a founding performance member of Pursuit Productions, an up-and-coming dance theater force under the direction of Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith. Josh’s Monologue,The Rate In Which I Am, and Ride have been toured internationally with DanceWorks Chicago. In collaboration with Jacqueline Stewart, their duet “A Forgotten Rhyme” was chosen to showcase in NYC as a part of the Dance Gallery series.
In 2015, Josh was nominated for a Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship by The Big Muddy Dance Company and had the pleasure of being one of two award recipients. Other choreographic adventures include: Dancing in the Parks, Grand Valley State University, Interlochen, MetDance, Piel Morena Contemporary Dance, Thodos Dance Chicago, and Western Michigan University. Josh has been a guest teacher for Chicago National Association Dance Masters and has taught throughout the United States. Josh is currently pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts in Dance at the Ohio State as a recipient of the Susan Huntington Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship.
Patchwork’s dedication to the arts reaches into the realm of education through special youth concerts, in-school workshops and lecture demonstrations. The acclaimed “Academics in Action” program brings learning to life for primary grade students.
Patchwork’s impact has extended beyond the Michiana community with performances, lecture demonstrations, workshops and master classes. The city of Chicago, Triton and Saint Mary’s Colleges, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters are a few of hosts of Patchwork performances. In addition to performances in the US, Patchwork has also enjoyed a performance tour of England and Scotland.