Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Dance New Amsterdam, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.dnadance.org

Mission Statement

Dance New Amsterdam's (DNA) mission is to provide a dynamic environment in support of contemporary dance education, creation and performance. DNA promotes the advancement of contemporary dance through a multi-faceted, comprehensive and integrated approach that:  supports the complete dancer with classes, workshops, and performance opportunities focused on technique development, wellness and creativity;  fosters the creation and development of new works through commissions, residencies and subsidies;  produces and presents contemporary works by aspiring, emerging and established artists; and  builds participation in and appreciation of dance artistry through audience engagement and interaction.

ruling year

1987

Principal Officer

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Ms. Michelle Audet

Keywords

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dance, performance, choreographers, residencies, scholarships, performance, training

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Also Known As

DNA

EIN

13-3314294

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Dance (A62)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

As a dance education and performance center, DNA provides programs and services for aspiring, emerging and established artists. In its studios, DNA:  Conducts over 170 open classes per week, ranging in level from beginning to advanced.  Provides dancers with a core curriculum in Modern, Simonson Technique, Ballet, Modern Jazz and Hip Hop taught by a strong faculty of permanent and guest artists.  Enhances the well being of artists with yoga and Pilates classes.  Offers professional development for dance educators, including Certification Programs in Simonson Technique and Pilates Mat.  Hosts the Modern Guest Artist Series, a program of week-long master classes with notable contemporary choreographers and directors from a variety of dance companies.  Nurtures dancers with intensive technique and performance opportunities through the Professional Training Program, International Student Visa Program, and the Performance Project. The Theater at DNA  Commissions and presents artists in its Fall and Spring seasons.  Attracts approximately 5,000 audience members to Lower Manhattan each season.  Produces artists in the curated DNA Presents Season through workshop, showcase, split bill, and solo concert series.  Enables Artist in Residence (AIR) artists to perform work created during their residencies.  Provides opportunities for artists to perform their work and receive verbal and written feedback in the Saturday afternoon Works In Progress (WIP) series.  Offers training in stage craft and management through the Production Apprenticeship Program.  Provides a variety of rental options for outside dance, films and photo companies. The public gallery space  Presents visual and multimedia art installations that celebrate the artistry of dance. DNA?s Administrative services  Offer dedicated office space with technical and administrative support to emerging choreographers and their dance companies through the Subsidized Administrative Space (SAS) Program.

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Dance New Amsterdam, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Principal Officer

Ms. Michelle Audet

BIO

Michelle Audet comes to DNA after serving as Director of Development and Special Projects at Ballet Hispanico, to which she brought 30 years of experience in non-profit management and arts education to the capital campaign and fundraising efforts for Ballet Hispanico's new Center for Dance and Latin Culture. She previously served as Executive Director for City Lights Youth Theatre. As the Founding Director of New York City Ballet Education Department from 1979 through 1996, Ms. Audet was mentored by George Balanchine and pioneered "Ballet For Young People," one of the many arts education program models she designed, which is used in public schools and dance institutions today. She carries an undergraduate degree in Arts Administration from Skidmore College; a Masters in Education (Aesthetics and Curriculum) from Teachers College and The Institute for Non-Profit Management Executive Education Program, Columbia Business School.

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