Formed in 1999, Scorpius Dance Theatre has been voted BEST CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY & BEST DANCE COLLECTIVE by Phoenix New Times. Scorpius is best known for its highly accessible, full-length, themed productions such as ROCK, Water Dreams, Fantasy…Inspired by Michael Parkes, David+Lisa, CATWALK, ANIMAL, D.G “ Inspired by Dorian Gray and Lisa Starry’s annual signature cult classic, A Vampire Tale.

In addition to these well-known works, Scorpius is always creating edgy and inspiring repertory works that further showcase the company’s artistry and entertainment abilities. Celebrating 22 years in the Valley, Scorpius has been a constant presence in the metropolitan Phoenix arts community since its debut, combining the motifs of humor, drama, and both organic and technical movement to form a very distinct brand of dance theater and aerial arts.

Lisa Starry

Lisa Starry
Artistic Director/ Choreographer/ Founder

Born under the astrological sign of Scorpio, Lisa Starry is passionate, determined and intuitive. These inherent traits are what help make Scorpius Dance Theatre the foremost performing arts company in Arizona.

Scorpius 20th Anniversary

Scorpius Board of Directors

Eric Chapman (President)
David Weiss
Heather Jones
Lorraine Toner
Jodi Floyd
Nicholas John Gearing
Nicole Mertens

Company Members

Nicole Olsen

Jess Ferguson

Lisa Hammond

Tawny Hyster

Nicholas McEntire

Alexander Patrick

Bryan Perez

Travis Richardson

Amber Robins

Kalli Sparish

Scorpius Staff/Supporting Artists

Artistic Director/Choreographer: Lisa Starry
Composer: Kristofer Hill
PR: Holly Harmon/Ampersand PR Group
Web Design: Hollingsworth Art & Design
Graphic Design: Jim Colletti and Eric Pointer

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