Training and Rehearsal

In daily, intensive sessions Mondays through Fridays 10 AM to 5 PM throughout the month of July, the company explores dance-making processes under the direction of Alice Teirstein, choreographer, dancer, dance educator and long- time dance faculty member of the Fieldston School, where she developed and led the school’s dance program and Jessica Gaynor, YDC Co-director, choreographer, director of Jessica Gaynor Dance, former dance teacher at The Brearley School. Mr. William Catanzaro, internationally renowned as a composer for dancers and choreographers, works closely with the director and the student choreographers as the work is developed.

In the guest Repertory Project, students learn the work of a master choreographer. Past projects have been the work of Donald McKayle, Sean Curran, Ronald K. Brown, José Limón, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Bill T.Jones/Arnie Zane, Jane Comfort, Robert Battle, and others.

Stay tuned for the 2019 Guest Repertory Project!

The company’s city-wide performance tour with multiple performances in the four boroughs, will conclude with a Gala Celebration Concert at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater.