The Accent Dance NYC Company is a professional concert dance company committed to exploring the artistic, cultural, and humanistic connections among people of all backgrounds. We commission and showcase the work of a diverse array of emerging and established choreographers, including Cuban choreographer Pedro Ruiz, Mexican choreographer David Fernandez, Argentinian choreographer Dardo Galletto, Spanish-American choreographer Lucia Jackson, Colombian choreographer Elisa Toro Franky, Haitian choreographer Steven Vilsaint, and American choreographers Christina Coleman, Falosha Martin, Josh Johnson, and Zay P.
As a metaphor for cultural acceptance and convergence, the Company fuses diverse dance styles, including ballet with hip hop, flamenco with contemporary dance, tap with hip hop. Pressing issues of social justice, climate change, inclusion, and identity also are explored and highlighted.
Artists hail from across the globe, perform a wide range of dance styles, and have danced with prestigious dance companies including Alvin Ailey, the Cuban National Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as with well-known hip hop artists, folkloric dance companies, and in international tango competitions.
The Company partners with cultural institutions throughout New York City and beyond, performing as part of NYC’s Summer Streets Festival, Battery Park Dance Festival, iHeart Dance NYC Festival, the City of New Rochelle’s ArtsFest, at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, Teatro LATEA, and Ballet Arts, and contributes to community celebrations of Hispanic and Black history, Juneteenth, and LGBTQ Pride.
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a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
Erwin and Isabelle Ziegelman Foundation
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