OUR STORY

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 19 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 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 Board of Directors

Eric Chapman (President)
David Weiss
Heather Jones
Lorraine Toner
Jen Marson
Deborah Simmer
Kelly Perkins
Alexandra Leon
Jodi Floyd
Nicholas John Gearing

Company Members

Nicole Olson 

Gavin Sisson 

Lisa Hammond

Kalli Sparish

Martha Hernandez

Haydehn Tuipulotu

Amy Symonds

Tawny Hyster

Andrew Hagerty

Angel Castro

Cameron Eggers

Amber Robins

Chelsea Neiss

Aubree Dagilis

Brayan Perez

Scorpius Staff/Supporting Artists

Artistic Director/Choreographer: Lisa Starry
Assistant Rehearsal Director: Nicole Olson
Aerial Trainer/Aerial Choreographer: Gavin Sisson
Composer: Kristofer Hill
Light Designer: Daniel Davisson, Davisson Entertainment
PR: Holly Harmon/Ampersand PR Group
PR Assistance: John Perovich, Davisson Entertainment
Web Design: Hollingsworth Art & Design
Graphic Design: Jim Colletti and Eric Pointer

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