Paradosi Ballet Company is a Christian dance ministry that was founded in 2007 with the goal of sharing the love of Jesus through dance, drama, and personal witness. As a Christian ministry, we believe that God has called us to announce His hope to the world and to do so through the arts!
Through our worship, proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus, and the sharing of our testimonies, it is our hope that people will have a desire to know more about God and to seek a relationship with Him.
Paradosi serves the community through three major areas of operation:
Paradosi Ballet Company • Evangelism and Worship
Each year Paradosi tours throughout the United States and internationally sharing the hope of Jesus during worship services and other evangelistic events. The ministry partners with churches and other organizations to share during worship services, conferences, schools, fairs, festivals, retirement communities, shelters, street ministry, and other venues. Where God opens a door for us to share His message of hope, we will go!
The ministry also teaches dance workshops and master classes around the US at other studios and universities.
Each year the ministry hosts an annual Summer Dance Intensive in Tacoma that draws young dancers from around the world who want to continue growing as artists and in their faith. Classes are all taught by the Director's and dancers, both past and present, during this fun intense week of training!
Ballet Ministry • Trainee Program
Since 2011 Paradosi has operated an immersive 2-year post high school vocational Ballet Ministry Trainee Program for dancers who want to continue growing as artists while being equipped to use dance in ministry.
As a Trainee, dancers receive advanced ballet accompanied by ministry training through the ministries directors and our partnership with Western Seminary. The knowledge and skills that dancers learn are put into practice as they participate in outreach events throughout their time with the ministry.
Dancers who complete the trainee program are better prepared to serve in Paradosi as an Apprentice or Company Artist, with other dance ministries, teach ballet, or serve in other areas of Christian ministry.
The ministry has also operated a dance school, Surrendered School of Dance, as a local outreach since 2009 with campuses in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Orting offering classes for students from the age of 3 through adult.