Disability. Dance. Artistry.


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.

1) Create or Log in to your Dance/NYC account by visiting www.dance.nyc/users_login/logout/

2) Once you've logged in, you'll be taken to your user dashboard. 

3) Scroll down and you will find a tab titled “Artist Directories”

4) Check the box for the type of directory listing you would like to create (Disability. Dance. Artistry Network or Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Network

5) Once you’ve completed the form and uploaded all appropriate media, be sure to check the “published” box before clicking “submit”

6) You will receive a message pop-up that reads "Success!" and your listing will now be live on our website.



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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…


Dance On

Art is a voice for change. Now more than ever we must protect it. Dance On is a campaign that aims to raise awareness, call…

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,…

Krishna, a thin, pale skinned woman with long dark hair pulled into a braid, poses on a studio stage.

Dark Room Ballet - Krishna Washburn

Blind and visually impaired students not only deserve to learn physical skills, but are entitled to learn them. They have…


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…

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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

Infinity Dance Theater is committed to expanding the boundaries of dance by featuring dancers with and without disabilities…

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 Freeman Taub is a disabled dance/movement artist, working primarily in improvisational modern forms.…

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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…

McKoy Dance Project

McKoy Dance Project || MDP

To mirror the experiences we live through today, MDP’s mission is to empower one another and marginalized communities by…

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…

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The Dancer Movement

The Dancer Movement is dedicated to reimagining  the experience of dance for people with disabilities. Through individually…

The Victory Dance Project

The Victory Dance Project

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

A teacher and student both lifting one leg up off the ground and looking at their feet.

Unite Through Dance

To empower all people to embrace their bodies, see their inherent value and enjoy dancing! …



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

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