Look for PDP’s Mid-week DANCE UP CLOSE Series:


JOE GONZÁLEZ  May 22-23 

LILY KIND   June 26 -27 

All performances at Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater   7PM

20 North American Street, Phila PA 

More info & how to get tickets…. coming soon.

Amalia Colón- Nava is a farmer and multi-disciplinary artist who loves to move.  The majority of her formal education is in dance performance but she has always loved food and playing in the dirt.  She believes we must heal our severed connection with the land on both a personal and global level in order to save our planet from the existential threat of climate change.  She is noticing cycles of change and moves through life infusing her love for nurturing the earth with her passion for dance, care, play and contradictions/dualities.

Caitlin Green is a Philadelphia-based dance artist with a background in dance/movement therapy and counseling. In her work, she tends to concentrate on the body’s role in wellness and catharsis, by exploring how movement narratives can act as a catalyst for imaginative ways of exploring and shifting realities. To conclude their Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy at Drexel, Caitlin conducted qualitative research on the use of dance improvisation as a method for exploring and integrating identity. As a freelance dance artist, Caitlin has choreographed and co-created works featured in Philly Fringe Festival 2019, RAW Artist showcase (Baltimore), EMERGE Earthdance multidisciplinary artist residency, the Painted Bride Art Center’s Building Bridges artist cohort (2020-2021), Bodymeld’s GWYN artist residency (2021), Subcircle Residency (2022) and Regothereshego’s “Killing My Friends” music video.  She is the convener of “Our Embodied Impulses” a collaborative project which used movement scores to explore the interconnected nature of individual and collective restoration. Caitlin is a trauma-informed teaching artist with Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP), The Village of Arts and Humanities, and BuildaBridge International, as well as a writer for Philly dance journal, thINKingDANCE. 

Joe González is an Afro-Latino American Dancer and Choreographer. He received his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the Boston Conservatory. González has toured and performed national and internationally as a full time performing artist with Anna Myer and Dancers (2005-2014), Deborah Able Dance Company (2011-2014 & 2017-2019), Prometheus Dance (2011-2014) and “A” Major Dance Company (2005-2014), and also also danced with DMB|#DBdanceproject, Putty Dance Project, Dance IQUAIL, Zoé Dance, Danza Orgánica, Waheed Works, Boston City Ballet and David Dorfman Dance. 2005. He has performedd with Philadanco! and is currently a performing with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Jo-Mé Dance Arts Inc. where he is their Resident Choreographer and co-Artistic Director/Founder. Performing and Choreographing has taken Joe around the world such as India, Scotland, Chile South America, London/Leicester UK, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and USA. Joe has been commissioned for works at Bryn Mawr College, Rowan University, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Philadelphia Dance Theatre, City Dance a As González continues to be a performing artist and choreographer, he also was the Artistic Director of Philadanco’s 3rd Company (D/3) since 2017 and is a dance professor at Temple University since 2018 and Georgian Court University since 2021.

Lily Kind is a critically acclaimed choreographer, dancer, producer, and writer based in Philly & London. Lily’s movement languages include contemporary dance, clown, waacking, locking, and vernacular jazz. Lily’s work has been presented by Princeton University, Ursinus College, Philadelphia Dance Projects, Table Gallery (Chicago), Miami Light Project, Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company, Le Mondo (Baltimore), Creative Alliance (Baltimore), and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Lily self-produced her own work as the founder of Effervescent Collective in Baltimore, Maryland – gaining recognition as Best Choreographer, (Baltimore Magazine, 2014) Best Dance Company (Baltimore City Paper, 2010, 2012, Baltimore Magazine, 2012) and winning a Baker Artist Award ‘B’ Grant, 2011. She has also produced multiple iterations of her critically acclaimed show Wolfthicket, 2016 to present. In 2017, Lily helped Vince Johnson launch Urban Movement Arts (UMA) in downtown Philly, where she also trained with The Hood Lockers and Ron Wood. As a vernacular jazz dancer, Lily co-directed Ragtag Empire, a lindy hop school in Philly from 2017-2022 and has trained with Guardian Baltimore and The Jazz Maniacs (Brussels). Lily is one of few US American ambassadors of Flying Low & Passing Through, the methods of David Zambrano, in which she has trained intensively with both Zambrano & Milan Herich in Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, and as a participant in The 60 Days Project in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Goucher College, an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts with a concentration in Afro-Diasporic Studies from Goddard College, and a certificate from Headlong Dance Theater. Her dance writing can be found at Culturebot, thinkingDance, Phindie, and ArtBlog. Lily has taught workshops at Tulane University, Muhlenberg College, California Institute of the Arts, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and Haverford College. She has served as an adjunct professor at Ursinus College and Marymount Manhattan College. In 2023 she joined the faculty of De Montfort University of Leicester, outside London, England.