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Young Dancemakers Company


Get ready for the Young Dancemakers Company performance tour! Enjoy an exciting one-hour concert of captivating original choreography by skilled NYC teen dancers. Based on meaningful personal and social themes, the performance features original music composed by professional musicians, plus live percussion by William Catanzaro. In addition to their own choreography, the company will also perform a piece from the repertoire of Ephrat Asherie Dance. After the show, join us for a live Q&A with the dancers and a chance for you to dance on stage too!

About The Company:

Established in 1996 by Alice Teirstein, Young Dancemakers Company (YDC) is a unique, tuition-free summer dance ensemble of NYC teens dedicated to creating their own original choreography and performing it in free touring concerts city-wide, for audiences of up to 2000 individuals each season. Company members, selected annually by audition, are drawn from throughout NYC public high schools. Through daily intensive training and rehearsal sessions, led by Artistic Director Jessica Gaynor, the company creates original choreography based on meaningful personal and social themes.

Young Dancemakers Company is made possible by the generous support of: Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, the Richenthal Foundation, the Teirstein Family, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and individual contributors.


Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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