About Us

Where does the name "Skate Dance Dream" come from? It originates from these original show productions, established in 2010, where we combine dance and figure skating together, complete with a dance stage on ice (the only U.S. traveling show production to fuse these two art forms together). The show is headlined by the nation’s best dancers and figure skaters, including top finalists from Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and U.S. Olympic, World, and National Figure Skaters. What makes this show truly unique and stand out from the typical tours lies in the “Dream” part of our name, where we offer the platform for young aspiring dancers and skaters alike to have the opportunity of-a-lifetime to spend a weekend performing in a full-scale production alongside their idols! Up-and-coming dancers (competitive and recreational welcome) will dance on stage with “SYTYCD” finalists and skaters will skate on the ice with their Olympic role models. The complete show experience offers a weekend long dream experience with perks such as: learning and performing in group numbers alongside the pros; attending a meet & greet/autograph session with the Stars; taking master classes from them; choosing costumes to wear; and, the chance to be cast for additional roles as soloists, or even get your group competition number or performance team featured!

SDD has held 11 shows to date spread across 5 states including: Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and South Carolina, and they look forward to continuing the momentum that has propelled them into the national spotlight with features on local affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX; Radio Disney; Ohio Magazine, Charleston Magazine, Dance Track Magazine, and Whirl Magazine; U.S. Figure Skating; and Icenetwork.com, to name a few.

"Skate Dance Dream pushes the boundaries of innovation, allowing young performers and fans something truly unique to celebrate. If you enjoy the arts, this is a revolutionary event you have to experience for yourself- it's a must-see performance and one that every dancer and skater loves being part of! We continue to turn heads with our first class production and our commitment to the next generation of talent. We present not only world class dance and skating celebrities but ones who serve as extraordinary role models to our aspiring dancers and skaters. Time and again, Skate Dance Dream has succeeded in delivering everlasting memories for all. ”-Parker Pennington, Executive Producer, Founder, and former U.S. National Champion figure skater at 4 levels.

Skate Dance Dream™ has recently expanded its offerings to include Dance Intensives & Figure Skating Camps to connect young dancers to the professionals they aspire to be like and young skaters to the Olympic level plus National Champions they look up to. "This endeavor allows us a greater grassroots outreach to dancers and skaters and provide an opportunity to learn and grow from our Star Faculty in intimate group classes." - Marissa Diaz, Executive Director and Assistant Producer.

Our Mission

“Our mission is to provide a creative medium to improve awareness and participation from our youth in organized skating and dance in local communities.

We want to offer support, strength and encouragement for today’s youth to skate and dance their way to their dreams.”

Our Team

Marissa Diaz (Read Marissa's Bio)
Executive Director & Assistant Producer

Parker Pennington (Read Parker's Bio)
Founder & Executive Producer

Bobbie Dulaney
Sponsorships Director

Terry Lynch
Assistant Sponsorships Director

Brandon Wurgess
Marketing & Media Director

Sarah Buzas
Assistant Event Coordinator

Phil Shen
Former Business Director