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DISABILITY. DANCE. ARTISTRY. DANCE MAKER DIRECTORY

Thank you for visiting the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance Maker Directory. The directory aims to address a gap in visibility of and knowledge about dance workers making and performing dance by and with disabled artists in the metropolitan New York City area. By centralizing listings of these artists on our website, which receives heavy traffic from the NYC dance community, and promoting the directory to dance community members and audiences throughout the five boroughs, Dance/NYC aims to increase awareness about disability, dance, and artistry.

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Lying on her back in her wheelchair, Alice reaches to catch Laurel.  Laurel in her chair dives over Alice's footplate.

Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light

Working in the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and social justice, Kinetic Light creates, performs, and teaches…

 
6 dancers with and without physical disabilities with sharp, jagged movement that explodes at different angels and heights

AXIS Dance Company

AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability. Based in Oakland since 1987, AXIS is the nation’s…

 
Circle of 16 dancers walking or in wheelchairs. On video screen on backdrop people walking in Central Park. Pianist on stage.

Born Dancing

Born Dancing produces unique, inclusive dance performances that feature a broad range of dancers with and without disabilties…

 
Cathy Weis Projects

Cathy Weis Projects

For more than two decades, Cathy Weis has been exploring innovative ways to partner video and technology with performance,…

 
Photo of dancer standing and arching back with one arm bent behind the head and one arm extended in front of the torso

D2D/T~Abdul Latif

Producing Artistic Director – Abdul Latif sought to develop a new paradigm design with this launch of a Commercial Projects…

 
Dance for PD®

Dance for PD®

Dance for PD®'s fundamental working principle is that professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose…

 
Dancing Wheels Company

Dancing Wheels Company & School

Mary Verdi-Fletcher, America’s first professional wheelchair dancer, founded The Dancing Wheels Company in 1980 in Cleveland,…

 
DEF DANCE JAM COMMUNITY

Def Dance Jam Community

Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 2000 by Aziza, Def Dance Jam Workshop is an inter-generational dance company and performing…

 
Six dancers with differing physicalities in handstands, leaps, and wheelies

Full Radius Dance

Mission - Full Radius Dance promotes, advances, and enhances modern dance by exploring the sweep of the human experience…

 
color photo of a muscular male and female aerialist spinning from purple silks, the female aerialist on the left has no legs

Heidi Latsky Dance

The mission of Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, using performers…

 
Two dancers wearing black and grey bodysuits, standing beside two wheelchairs side by side on a blue lighted floor.

Infinity Dance Theater

"Expanding the boundaries of dance and changing the world's perception of what a dancer is"  …

 
Claire Cunningham perches on her crutches, one foot is suspended and the other foot rests in the hand of Jess Curtis

Jess Curtis/Gravity

Founded in 2000 by choreographer-director Jess Curtis, Gravity creates exceptionally engaging body-based art that physically…

 
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Leslie Taub

Leslie Taub is a disabled performing artist and model, and lifelong student of dance. She has trained and performed with…

 
Marissa Perel

Marissa Perel

Marissa Perel is an artist and writer based in New York. She draws from the polemics of identity and representation to create…

 
A female dancer being lifted in the air by a male dancer while being surrounded by various dancers

marked dance project

marked dance project aims to expose the art of dance to a variety of individuals, both disabled and non-disabled, of differing…

 
New York Deaf Theatre

New York Deaf Theatre

The New York Deaf Theatre, LTD (NYDT) was established in 1979 by a group of Deaf actors and theatre artists who wanted to…

 
RahDanceWorks

RahDanceWorks

RahDanceWorks was founded in 2011 with the mission to encourage positive connections through movement and choreographic presentation.…

 
Sidiki Conde Tokounou

Sidiki Conde Tokounou

“I approach music with discipline to feel myself, to keep my mind calm, my heart clean, and my focus straight. With these…

 
Stefanie Nelson dancegroup

Stefanie Nelson dancegroup

Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup is a New York City-based contemporary performance ensemble producing original work in close creative…

 
Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects

Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects

Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to producing dance that enhances the artistic process for artists,…

 
The Victory Dance Project

The Victory Dance Project

The Victory Dance Project mission is to 'Make the Impossible Possible with the Power of Movement.'…

 
ZCO/DANCEPROJECT-Zazel-Chavah O'Garra

ZCO/DANCEPROJECT-Zazel-Chavah O'Garra

To create performances that are witty, soulful, intriguing, intelligent and poweful. To choreograph original dance works…

 

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