All concerts are free but seating is limited.
Friday July 19, 6 PM - Summer on the Hudson, West Harlem Piers Park @ 125th Street
Thursday, July 25, 2 PM - Fieldston School, 3901 Fieldston Road, Bronx
Friday July 26, 7:30 PM - 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC
Saturday July 27, 2 PM - Bruno Walter Auditorium, NY Public Library at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (at 65th Street), NYC
Sunday July 28, 1 PM Workshop, 2:15 PM performance - Flushing Town Hall. 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing Queens
Tuesday July 30, 1 PM - Kumble Theatre/LIU, One University Plaza, Brooklyn
Wednesday July 31, 2 PM - Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, NYC
Thursday August 1, 1 PM - Ailey Camp, 21 Jumel Place (168th St. & Amsterdam Avenue)
Saturday August 3, 7:30 PM - Gala Finale Concert and Reception, Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 St, NYC
"I believe there is an artist in everyone and I believe in the power of dance as a medium for
artistic expression in a personal way. I enjoy being there when that happens."
Alice Teirstein, Founder/Director, Young Dancemakers Company
A company of 18 exuberant, ethnically diverse high school dancer/choreographers, under the watchful eye of director Alice Teirstein, will once again gather for the 18th year of Young Dancemakers Company, and perform their own works in nine free performances in NYC, Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx, July 19 through August 3rd. Both themes and music are wide-ranging and relevant to the young choreographers. In addition to their original dances, the group always learns a work by an established choreographer - this year Doug Elkins will teach one of his dances. All performances end with the lively and popular "Dance With Us," in which audience members are invited onto the stage for some exhilarating post-concert improvisation.
Founder/director Alice Teirstein, a 2012 Bessie Award winner for this project, once again guides and mentors the talented youngsters. Percussionist William Catanzaro returns as Music Director, advising and accompanying at all performances.
The lucky and talented teens, chosen by audition, are Jose Baez, Clara Bowen, Kayla Cambridge, Rolbert Chin, Daniel Coradin, Alexander De Aza, Symphony English, Aneivah Goosby, Jordan Grant, Stephanie Legros, Nikeiri Portalatin, Miguel Ruiz, B'ili Scott, Tiffany Thomas, Angelica Vargas, Ebony Vasquez, Patricia Wang, Paul Wong. They were selected from NYC public high schools: Lower Manhattan Arts (LOMA), Clara Barton, Science Skills Center H.S., H.S. for Violin and Dance, Wadleigh Secondary School, Bronx International, Repertory Company H.S., Urban Assembly for Performing Arts, The Beacon School, Urban Assembly of Music and Art, Wings Academy, Leadership and Public Service, Talent Unlimited, Townsend Harris, and Lehman.
Young Dancemakers Company is a free summer program made possible by the support of the Richenthal Foundation, the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, Jody and John Arnhold, the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, individual contributors, and the New York State Council on the Arts.