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‘Dancing Wheels’ to appear on campus as part of Edinboro University’s Performing Arts Series


Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the country, Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers with and without disabilities. The company will take the stage at Edinboro University’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium-Memorial Hall on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1980 by Mary Verdi-Fletcher of Cleveland, Dancing Wheels has revolutionized the very notion of dance, and what defines a dancer. To date, the Dancing Wheels company’s inspirational mission has touched over 4.5 million audience members through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops.

The company has also appeared on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America and the television special, “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.”

With a repertory of over 40 works from nationally esteemed choreographers and a message of inclusion and accessibility, the company continually expands the reach of artistic possibilities while celebrating the universal spirit of dance.

Edinboro University’s annual concert series has a long-standing tradition of bringing the best entertainment available to campus, hosting world-class artists and groups, including renowned musicians and other performers.

General admission tickets for the Performing Arts Series are $10; faculty and staff tickets are $5; and admission is free to all Edinboro University students. Tickets are available at the Edinboro University Student Government Association’s Convenience Store in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, online at, or at the door.

The remaining 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series event is the Ball in the House (popular non-instrumental music) presentation on Thursday, April 12.

For additional information, please phone the Edinboro University Office for the Performing Arts Series at 814-732-2518.