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, Assocaie Director of YDC, 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,and award-winning Bill T.Jones/Arnie Zane, and others.

The 2018 Repertory Project is the Jane Comfort 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.