COVID-19 Relief Fund


Made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, the Bossak-Helibron Charitable Foundation, and an Anonymous Funder, the purpose of the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: Reopening Support is to support the reopening activities and efforts of dance making organizations and groups with budgets of $10,000 to $250,000 who applied to or were granted through the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations.

The Fund was a non-competitive application by invitation to grantees and eligible, unfunded applicants of the 2020 Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations with annual operating budgets of $10,000-$250,000. Dance/NYC’s aim in administering the invitation-based program was to reduce administrative costs (thereby ensuring the largest number of funds went to dance making organizations and groups), reduce applicant labor (particularly in recognition of a density of funding applications for other programs in a relatively short period of time), and offer funding to eligible participants of the 2020 program in recognition that they continued to face significant impacts to their dance making activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening protocols.

In December 2021, Dance/NYC awarded the following 150 recipients of funding:

277 Dance Project Flamenco Latino, Inc. Music From The Sole
Abby Z and the New Utility Flamenco NYC Inc. Netta Yerushalmy Projects
Abdul Latif - D2D/T Full Circle Productions Inc. Neville Dance Theatre
Ajna Dance Company Gamelan Dharma Swara New Chamber Ballet, Inc.
Alessandra Corona Performing Works Gametophyte Inc./Dean Moss Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble
Alison Cook Beatty Dance General Mischief Dance Theatre PALISSIMO Company
Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet Parijata Dance Company
American Liberty Ballet GREYZONE Parisa Khobdeh Dance
Angela's Pulse Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Inc. Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers Hivewild Pigeonwing Dance
Arch Ballet Inc. Hotel Savant Theatre Company, Inc. Pioneers Go East Collective, Inc.
Ariel Rivka Dance Hudson Ballet Theatre, Inc. Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage
Art Of Legohn, LLC HUMA/Arts On Site NYC Redhawk Native American Arts Council
Artichoke Dance Company, Inc. Hundred Grand Dance Foundation Regina Nejman & Company
Arts Flamenco INTA, Inc. Renegade Performance Group
AUNTS J CHEN PROJECT, Inc. Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Inc.
Ayazamana Dance Group jaamil olawale kosoko | performance RudduR Dance
Barkin/Selissen Project Jeremy McQueen's Black Iris Project Sachiyo Ito and Company, Inc.
Beth Gill jill sigman/thinkdance Salvatore LaRussa Dance Company, Inc.
BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance Jiva Performing Arts Sidra Bell Dance New York
Bombazo Dance Co, Inc. Jody Oberfelder Projects Siren - Protectors of the Rainforest, Inc.
Born Dancing, Inc. Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble
Bridgman|Packer Dance Jon Lehrer Dance Company Something Positive Inc.
Carmen Caceres DanceAction Kate Weare Company Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez Flamenco Company
Catherine Galasso Projects Kathy Westwater Dance Stefanie Nelson Dance Group
chameckilerner Keep Rising To The Top, Inc. Stephanie Sleeper/sleepdance
Christopher Caines Dance/Can't Sleep, Inc. Kimberly Bartosik/daela Surati for Performing Arts
Company SBB // Stephanie Batten Bland Kinding Sindaw Heritage Foundation Inc. Sydnie L. Mosley Dances
Contemporary Ballet Theater, CBT Kinesis Project dance theatre SYREN Modern Dance, Inc.
Coopdanza, Inc. Kizuna Dance Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects
Dance Visions NY Kowteff The Chase Brock Experience
Dances Patrelle Kristin McArdle Dance The Collectives for Music and Dance
Dancing Crane, Inc. Kyle Marshall Choreography The Equus Projects
Danielle Russo Performance Project LEIMAY the feath3r theory
Danza Espana Leonardo Suarez Paz's PIAZZOLLA 100 The Gloria Eve Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.
Davalois Fearon Dance Liz Gerring Dance Company The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation
Diversity in Arts and Nations for Cultural Education, Inc. Looking Glass Productions of New York, Inc. The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York
Divine Rhythm Productions Mari Meade Dance Collective/MMDC The Kennedy Dancers, Inc.
DNA Matthew Westerby Dance Company, Inc. The New York Baroque Dance Company, Inc.
Donna Uchizono Company Maureen Fleming Company The New York Korean Performing Arts Center Inc.
Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre Mazarte Dance Company The Vangeline Theater Inc.
East Village Dance Project (Seven Loaves GOH) MBDance Thresh Inc.
Elizabeth Burr Dance MeenMoves Tiffany Mills Company
Ephrat Asherie Dance Melinda Ring / Special Projects Topaz Arts, Inc.
Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc. Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble Torkomada, Inc.
Eva Dean Dance Company MICHIYAYA Dance Company Inc. VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY
Exit12 Dance Company, Inc. Miguel Gutierrez / Futurifico WaxFactory
Felice Lesser Dance Theater Foundation Inc. Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith XAOC Contemporary Ballet
Fist and Heel Performance Group MorDance Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
FJK Dance, Inc. Movement Headquarters Ballet Company YYDC, Inc.


Grantees were awarded one-time grants of $1,125. The 150 grantees were selected for awards provided they met eligibility criteria and in alignment with key evaluation criteria which included: need, defined as financial impacts to dance making activities as a result of mandated closures and expenses incurred in reopening activities and efforts.

These and all products generated by Dance/NYC for the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: Reopening Support are licensed to the public subject to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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