About Attack Theatre

Founded in 1994 as a collaboration between two dancers and a city, Attack Theatre fuses modern dance, original live music, and interdisciplinary art forms to create engaging dance performances. We create work at the intersection of art and community, resulting in productions that are personal, authentic, welcoming, and fearless.



Attack Theatre builds community with artists and audiences through the process and production of personal, accessible dance-based performance. Blending varied art forms with dynamic contemporary dance, Attack Theatre creates passionate portrayals of everyday life.


Through inherently collaborative and deliberately inter-dependent artistic and educational programs, Attack Theatre will continue to demonstrate its uniquely integrated approach to art and living to connect communities, artists and audiences in Pittsburgh and around the world.


Expression: We maintain a priority on transparency, engagement, and communicating with the highest degree of artistic clarity and quality. We cultivate a spirit of inquiry and experimentation at the heart of our creative process.

Engagement: We forge connections that extend beyond the company's boundaries, building relationships with our audience and our community. We value the social and personal exchange between participant and artist at each and every experience.

Collaboration: We foster creative partnerships with artists, audiences, and communities as an integral part of our artistic vision. We partner with arts organizations to broaden our reach and provide creative challenges for our artists.

Learning: We nurture the next generation of artists, thinkers, and leaders through programs that are rooted in reflection, investigation, and imagination. We believe that movement is an essential part of living and learning.

Inclusivity: We open our doors and our process to anyone who seeks to challenge their perspective and expand artistic boundaries. We strive to make each of our programs accessible to every individual.


Support for Attack Theatre

Funding and support for Attack Theatre's 2018/2019 Season is provided in part by:







Bloomberg Philanthropies

The Greater Pittsburgh Small Arts Capitalization program, a partnership of The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, The Benter Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and The Pittsburgh Foundation


Plus hundreds of generous individual contributors and volunteers.

Did you know Attack Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? Any contribution you make may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.