Expect the Unexpected with DDA!.


I am thrilled to have the opportunity to create and produce many ballets that have been entertaining our audiences throughout the state of Delaware!  I am also grateful to the talented staff of the First State Dance Academy, home of Delaware Dance Alliance, for providing well trained dancers to DDA's productions.

Producing premier ballets one after another!


Ms. Michele Xiques

Delaware Division of the Arts Choreographer award winner!

The Delaware Dance Alliance was founded the summer of 2010 with the idea of combining the dance community with actors and martial artists throughout the state of Delaware. I did so by joining two incredible forces to my artistic staff: Michelle Parisi, former professional ballerina, company and studio owner, and her husband, Mark Parisi, 5th degree black belt and fight trainer and choreographer by creating and producing the first ever full length ballet inspired by Stephanie Meyer's novels: Twilight and New Moon.  This project brought huge awareness to the performing arts by bringing in fans of Twilight to see their first ever ballet. With an almost sold out crowd at the Schwartz Center, downtown, Dover, Delaware, we brought the audience to their feet at the end of the 2 hour event.The Delaware Dance Alliance has successfully created and performed the first ever Pirates of the Caribbean Ballet, Pippi Longstocking Ballet & Annie!  For pictures of the ballet like us and visit our facebook page-Delaware Dance Alliance. 

"THANK YOU for creating yet another amazing show! It was very cool and super fun to watch! I was smiling the entire time :-) "

"Thank you for sharing your talent, time and patience to teach the kids and bring us all into the wonderful world of dance! Can't wait to see what's next!  Your fan for life!"


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