Director: Alice Teirstein
Associate Director: Jessica Gaynor
Music Director: William Catanzaro
Young Dancemakers Company is a unique free summer performing ensemble of teens. The company of 16-18 young dancers, drawn from New York City’s public high schools city-wide and selected by audition, is entering its 21st season, made possible by generous foundation funding. Throughout July, urban youth will create a concert of their own choreography, based on meaningful personal and social themes, in daily intensive training and rehearsal sessions, starting at the 92nd Street Y in a new collaboration with DEL (Dance Educators Lab) and then moving up to the spacious studios of the Fieldston School, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The completed concert of original works will tour in free performances throughout the city for thousands of young people and adults.