Paradosi Ballet is a Christian ballet company that was founded in 2007 with the goal of sharing the love of Jesus through dance, drama, and personal witness. As a Christian dance ministry, we believe that God has called us to announce His love to the world and to do so through the arts!! Through our worship, proclamation of the Gospel message, and the sharing of our testimonies it is our hope that people will have a desire to know more about our Heavenly Father and to seek a relationship with Him.
Paradosi has three major areas of operation:
Each year Paradosi tours throughout the United States and internationally sharing the hope of Jesus during evangelistic and other ministry opportunities at churches, conferences, schools, fairs, festivals, retirement communities, shelters, street corners, and other events.
The ministry also teaches dance workshops around the country and hosts an annual Summer Dance Intensive in Tacoma that draws dancers ages 11 to 24 from around the world who want to continue growing as artists and in their faith.
Ballet Ministry Trainee Program
Since 20011 Paradosi has operated a 2-year post high school Ballet Trainee Program for dancers who want to learn how to use dance in ministry. The Trainee Program is designed to equip dancers to serve in Paradosi's Touring Company or with other dance ministries. Dancers receive advanced ballet training along side ministry training that they put to use during outreach events in the local community.
The ministry also operates a dance school, Surrendered School of Dance, with campuses in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Orting offering dance classes for students from the age of 3 through adult.