Ajna Dance Company
Ajna Dance Company is New York’s premier South Asian performing arts organization specializing in artistic and authentic arts education, performances and classes. The company was created in 2012 by Minila Shah with the purpose of making Indian dance and culture more accessible to people and students of all backgrounds. Ajna dancers and teaching artists are trained in a broad range of South Asian and western dance styles and offer highly skilled and personalized instruction. Ajna performance company’s signature style blends the grace and technique of classical dance with the freedom and fun of Bollywood music and dance.
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) creates invigorating performance and education programs that expand access to – and promote understanding through – the arts. Founded in 2005 by Samar Haddad King in NYC, YSDT has a repertoire of 30+ original works performed across NYC at venues such as Downtown Dance Festival, Gibney, Harlem Stage, Joyce SoHo, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Queens Museum and more; regionally; and abroad in 15 countries across four continents. Since 2011, the company has worked transnationally between NYC and Palestine, and is committed to uniting diverse artists and audiences in the creative process, rooted in the belief that art should be liberating, transformative, and accessible to all.
New York Chinese Cultural Center
Founded in 1974, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC), a nonprofit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture through the arts in the global and local communities. NYCCC fulfills its mission by offering professional classes, workshops, and performances while nurturing creative and innovative new works through artist residency programs that reflect the rich cultural heritages and diverse communities of today.
Limón2 is dedicated to the development of fresh and inspiring professionals for a sustainable career and lasting contributions to the dance world and the Limón legacy.
Limón2 seeks to generate innovative programming and accessible community engagement, through free performances and engaging dance experiences for all humans.
In its second season, L2 brings together emerging talent, the iconic works of José Limón, along with today’s most exciting up and coming choreographers. The treasured spirit and humanistic legacy of José Limón lives on with Limón2!