About Us


Founded in 2010 by Artistic Directors Alfie Scalia and Daniel Ryan, Ignite The Dark is a concept Dance Theatre company designed around the premise of a performance being designed around narrative and meaning while still using dance as the driving force behind the interpretation of complex themes.

Each Ignite The Dark performance commences construction from the written word, whether in prose, script, poem or supposition format.  From this the sound, the look and, above all, the pacing of movement is formulated. We believe dance is a powerful storytelling device and look to demonstrate our brand of new and innovative, roguish entertainment that can speak to a range of audiences from young adults through to older, more refined tastes.

IGNITE THE DARK  is the brain child of Daniel Ryan (Man Of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, FOX8’s The Singing Office) and Alfie Scalia (Australian tours of Meatloaf and Shaggy, CH7’s TV turns 50).