who we are
Paradosi Ballet Company is the Pacific Northwest's first professional Christian Ballet Company that was founded in 2007 by Joel and Tennille Carver with the purpose of sharing the love of Jesus Christ through dance, drama, and personal witness.
When Paradosi dances at a church they are not there to present a program to be watched from afar but a living worship experience for all to participate. We are not dancing to be entertainers but to lead your congregation in worship, to open their eyes to the endless opportunities for them to use their gifts and talents to glorify the Lord, and to bring them to a place of worship that many may never have experienced before!
The arts have the unique ability to cross social, language, economic, and cultural boundaries. Using dance in worship and as a ministry tool opens doors that might never otherwise be opened to share the gospel and reach the lost.
Our company currently consists of 9 classically trained ballet dancers who have a passion for worship and a heart for ministry! Our primary focus is to share the Love of Christ through dance, drama, and personal witness.
Paradosi is not associated with one church denomination. We are an independent ministry with each Company Member, Director, and Staff Member attending their own church. Each person in this ministry has their own personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and collectively we have come together to share the love of Christ with the gifts and talents that He has bestowed upon each of us!
Paradosi currently performs in churches, conferences, theaters, festivals, and schools. While our primary focus is on the West Coast of the U.S., we have toured extensively across the United States and even internationally.
Join us in worship as we watch God move mightily throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond!
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