Battery Dance Company

Battery Dance Company performs on the world's stages, teaches, presents, and advocates for the field of dance. Battery Dance Company is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence and the availability of the Arts to everyone. An integral part of the fabric of New York City for 35 years, Battery supports the creative process; educates children in the New York City schools; enriches the general public through local programs and performances, national and international tours, and international arts exchange programs.

Based in Lower Manhattan, Battery Dance Company has produced nearly 100 original dance works choreographed by its founder and artistic director Jonathan Hollander, in collaboration with a diverse array of composers and designers, and its cast of outstanding dancers.

Battery's repertoire reveals a wide thematic and stylistic range. Presented in New York City and on tour in the U.S. and worldwide, Battery performances are characterized by choreography and music inspired by worldwide sources, reflecting American society and its multiplicity of cultures. Musical accompaniment, often commissioned and performed live, is a hallmark of the Company.

The Company is among New York City's foremost cultural ambassadors through its participation in international performing arts festivals, conferences and symposia throughout 40 countries on 5 continents.

Battery Dance Company is a community-spirited presenter of the free annual Downtown Dance Festival, introducing New Yorkers to over 200 dance companies in 29 years.

Through its arts-in-education programs in New York City public schools, Battery dancers serve as teaching artists in primary, middle and high schools throughout the five boroughs. Battery facilitates in-school performances and master classes by international visiting artists, providing first-hand introductions for many city school children to the cultures of the world.

In its Lower Manhattan home-base, equipped with two large studios, the Company provides subsidized rehearsal space for over 400 choreographers and dance companies each year.

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Persons

  • Brdnik, Tadej
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Cantrell, Robin
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Colless, Ian
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Cook, Mira
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Matea, Bafana Solomon
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Scantlebury, Sean
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Tobin, Oliver
    Classical Ballet / Dancer