The Company

About The Program


New York Dance Project is a company dedicated to dance performance of a diverse repertory that ranges from ballet and modern classics, to new contemporary works that defy categorization. NYDP provides performance opportunities to emerging and professional artists, promotes new choreography and collaboration between genres and brings fresh ideas to the concert dance stage.

NYDP is a unique company that works with each dancer to achieve their fullest professional potential, giving them intensive individual attention, tailoring the repertory to challenge and educate them, and providing a dance company experience for them to better understand what it takes to be a professional dancer. Our dancers are both emerging artists beginning their careers and freelance professionals, including apprentices who are on scholarships or pay tuition to train full-time as junior members of the company. In a rigorous professional setting, NYDP bridges the gap between training and becoming a professional dancer. New York Dance Project is also committed to the American dance legacy of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino.

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New York Dance Project Dancers


Kenny Borchard * Cheyenne Fitzsimons * Austap Klymko * Brittany Larrimer * Maria Gabriela Perez Quintero * Barbara Tosto * Lorretta Williams * Patrick Ward * Elijah Jones

Tea Ajazi  *  Ashley Brandt  *  Alejandra De Amicis  *  Meredith Hardin  *  Allie Hutchins
Francesca Kraszewski  *  Jordan Lindamood  *  Jennifer Pedraza  *   Martina Sandionigi
Steven Scarduzio  *  Akari Tajima  *  Ivan Tocchetti

Laura Brown * Ashley Eleby * Megan Foley * Leslie Mahan * Jenna Torgeson * Valerie Valencia


  • Horizon Miguel – NYDP 2018-19, joined Company E in 2019
  • Aleah Gani – NYDP 2017-18, joined Ballet Next in 2018
  • Giulia Faria – NYDP 2017-18, joined New York Theatre Ballet in 2018
  • Giulia Parodi – NYDP 2017, joined JAS Art Ballet Company (Milan, Italy) in 2018
  • Daniel White – NYDP 2017-18, joined Ailey II apprentices in 2018
  • Jenny Winton – NYDP 2017-18, joined Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in 2018

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  • Gerald Arpino, “Birthday Variations,” “Light Rain,” “Viva Vivaldi”
  • Robert Battle, “Battlefield”
  • August Bournonville, “Napoli” (excerpts), “Flower Festival at Genzano”
  • Africa Guzman, “Sinfonia Escarlata,” “Barocco”
  • Tyler Gilstrap, “A Life Not Still,” “Peace Piece”
  • Roger C. Jeffrey, “Phrases,” “3:52 am”
  • Robert Joffrey, “Gamelan”
  • Larry Keigwin, “Drumline”
  • Gabrielle Lamb, “Enter Leaving”
  • NYDP Dancers, “17 Viewpoints”
  • Marius Petipa, “The Nutcracker,” “Raymonda”
  • Dwight Rhoden, “And So It Is”
  • Davis Robertson, “Duas,” “Entropy,” “At Water’s Edge,” “Strange Prisoners,” “Unequilibrium”

Information on the 2019-2020 apprentice tuition is coming soon! Please contact us directly if you have questions.

Tuition scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Scholarship amounts are determined during the audition process. Work Studies may also available to help supplement the cost of tuition for company apprentices.

For additional scholarships or work study information, contact