What does the name mean? The inspiration for the name “Pony Box” and the logo came from a drawing by Jamie’s daughter. When asked what the drawing was, Tatiana explained, “It’s a pony box, you put everything in it, even your dreams.”
Our mission: to educate and uplift underserved communities with the joy and healing power of dance and to support an awe-inspiring world class company of male dancers.
What is Pony Box Dance? We are a professional company, a youth enrichment provider of free classes and a founding partner of “The Dance for Healing Project”.
Company: Pony Box Dance Theatre is a 21st century digital dream of Homeric athleticism with Olympian execution. An artful, moving exploration of men in dance, the troupe performs in museums, subways, galleries, parks, and theaters throughout the US and was a finalist at the prestigious McCallum Theater’s Choreography Competition.
art + music + dance + theater= pony box dance theatre
Best Foot Forward Program (Youth Enrichment): We provide free professional dance classes and performance opportunities for students ages 5-22 both as performers and audience members, in a variety of settings, including community centers, elementary schools, colleges, group homes.
Dance as Healing: PBDT and the Center for Empowerment of Families have partnered together to provide therapeutic dance and mentorship to those who have experienced trauma, including homelessness, abuse and trafficking.
“I love the good energy I feel when I’m watching Pony Box dancers move. For some reason, it’s easy to feel part of the whole experience, there is an invitation in their movement to enjoy and observe and even delight in their efforts and leaps. Then when I understand the ” story” of the moments dance, I feel edified artistically and a bit smiled at emotionally. Im tellin’ you, I really love to watch them dance!”
Denise Ramirez, Long Beach Resident, ALOT participant