About Commonality

Choreographer, Adam Parson founded Commonality Dance Company in 2002 to afford technical, talented,  Los Angeles dancers of different backgrounds, an opportunity to use their skills through his choreography and direction. The power of the company, our diversity of dancers, and our commonality of passionate dancing, demonstrate that no matter who you are, what you look like or where you are from, you are related to the people in your community and the world. With dancers from countries such as Japan, France, Switzerland, Australia, Thailand, Mexico, and the U.S., Commonality Dance Company’s diversity unfolds as they bring their own unique energies from their respective countries. The commonality of the dancers is the precision and quality executed through the movements of Adam Parson. Commonality garnered international attention when they were invited to perform with the top 3 dance companies in Seoul, Korea in “Future = Dance” a sold out event.  They have also toured Germany, Switzerland and  Italy (Naples, San Marino, Rimini, Rome) and were personally invited to perform for the 1st prima ballerina of Ballet de Folklorico de Mexico, in Mexico City, the Black Choreographers Festival in D.C., and the International Fashion Design Awards in Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Shannon Novak

    Principle Dancer

  • David Contreras

  • Lachlan McCarthy

  • Jazz Dillingham

  • Chelsea Michener

  • Marc Spaulding

  • Rika Aizu

  • Jerrell Johnson

  • Jessica Oglesby

Commonality Media

Demo and company excerpts

Commonality Demo Reel

Nexus 6/4 (Excerpt)

Performed at Celebrate Dance, Los Angeles

Choose (Excerpt)

Performed in Zurich, Switzerland.

Kecak (Excerpt)

Performed in Los Angeles Dance Festival