January 9th, 2014 |

Cuttingedge choreography and live music are the cornerstone of this vibrant evening of music and dance.  

Jenkintown, PA Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) and students from Settlement Music School will present their annual collaborative performance on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Kurtz Center of William Penn Charter School, 3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA.

“Fieldwork” Choreography by Sarah Mettin, Photo by E.A.Kennedy III

The highly accomplished young musicians of Settlement Music School will perform with Metropolitan Ballet’s 30-member classical dance company in a 90-minute tour de force, featuring musical ensembles, soloists, and original works for dancers and musicians.

The program will include three exciting contemporary premieres by guest choreographers  Tommie‐Waheed Evans of PHILADANCO!,  NYC choreographer/Alvin Ailey Company dancer,

Kanji Segawa,  and NYC choreographer/MBC Alumna Sarah Mettin.

Tickets for the 7:00 pm performance on March 1, 2014 are $15.00 in advance or $18.00 at the door.

Tickets may be purchased online at   For information, please call (215) 663-1665.

Metropolitan Ballet Company is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization providing scholarships, performance training for pre-professional dancers and outreach programs designed to promote a love and appreciation of dance in our community. For more than 100 years, Settlement Music School has been a resource for excellence in community arts education, providing music, dance and the related arts for all – regardless of age, skill level, background, or financial means. At its six locations in South and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Wynnefield, Willow Grove and Camden, New Jersey, Settlement Music School offers 10,000 weekly services and awards $2 million in financial aid each year.