From Past to Present

Epiphany Dance Company is a professional

modern company dedicated to using dance

to communicate modern messages

rooted in a tradition of faith. 


Dance penetrates the heart, connecting with the receiver's spirit, rather than requiring an intellectual response. Its dances are meant to identify the seen and unseen realities of the profane and the sacred. The company's knowledge of historic and contemporary dance practice promises artistic excellence and innovation. Seeking the extraordinary in expressive movement, Epiphany inspires and educates performers and audiences alike. 




 Founded by Grete Gryzwana in 1994, Epiphany is the resident dance company of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, works in partnership with the Dance program at  Belmont University, and performs regularly at various venues and conferences in the area.  

Grete Gryzwana, Founder

Grete Gryzwana, Founder

Performance Highlights

1994 - 1996  

  • Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas with The Nashville Symphony
  • Broadway Pops under  the direction of Ronn Huff at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center
  • Tenebrae at First Presbyterian Chruch 
  • Nashville Cares Benefit Concert
  • Participated in Worldwide Communion Day

1997 - 1999 

  • Precious Child at Christ Church Cathedral
          Music composed by Craig Bickhardt and Thom Schuyler, Directed by Ted Swindle
  • In Concert at Vanderbilt University's Underwood Auditorium
  • An Evening of Dance at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre
  • Christmas Lessons and Carols at St. George's Episcopal Church 

2000 - 2003

  • Very first season of First Friday events at Christ Church Cathedral
  • In the Beginning presented at the Cathedral of the Incarnation
  • Conjure Women at Darkhorse Theater
  • Guest artists at the Opera Ball at War Memorial Auditorium

2004 - present 

  • Debbie Belue takes over as Artistic Director
  • 10th Anniversary of First Friday
  • Partnership and Apprenticeship programs started with Belmont University
  • Tennessee Association of Dance Gala performances
  • 3 appearances of Epiphany on National TV as part of   
             Christmas at Belmont        2007, 2009, 2011