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05/02/2024

“The Shape Of Us” | A new work choreographed by David Parsons set to music by Son Lux

Don’t miss the world premiere in less than two weeks at The Joyce Theater in New York City!

🗓️ May 14-25
🔗 Learn more and watch our full behind the scenes video for insight into the artistic process at parsonsdance.org/2024-joyce-theater

Video by Suspension Productions

Today we wish a happy birthday to Rena Butler - our 2022-2023 GenerationNOW Fellow!Help us celebrate Rena with this thro...
05/01/2024

Today we wish a happy birthday to Rena Butler - our 2022-2023 GenerationNOW Fellow!

Help us celebrate Rena with this throwback to the creation of “The Ride Through,” which premiered at our 2023 Joyce season.
🎉🎉🎉

Photo: Paula Lobo

This Month! We can't wait to return to The Joyce Theater stage May 14-25. Learn more at parsonsdance.org/2024-joyce-thea...
05/01/2024

This Month! We can't wait to return to The Joyce Theater stage May 14-25. Learn more at parsonsdance.org/2024-joyce-theater

The deadline to register for our 2024 Summer Intensive is just ONE month away on May 31! Don't miss your opportunity to ...
04/30/2024

The deadline to register for our 2024 Summer Intensive is just ONE month away on May 31! Don't miss your opportunity to train closely with our company dancers. To learn more and register, please visit parsonsdance.org/summer-intensive

Photo: Paula Lobo

Join us in wishing a happy birthday to the incomparable Zoey Anderson! Cheers to an amazing year ahead 🤍Photo: Zoey perf...
04/26/2024

Join us in wishing a happy birthday to the incomparable Zoey Anderson! Cheers to an amazing year ahead 🤍

Photo: Zoey performing David Parsons' ‘Caught’ by Travis Magee

Parsons Dance returns to The Joyce Theater for its annual New York season with an exceptional program of three world pre...
04/23/2024

Parsons Dance returns to The Joyce Theater for its annual New York season with an exceptional program of three world premieres alongside company classics. Join us for two weeks only: May 14-25!

Learn more about our program and purchase tickets at parsonsdance.org/2024-joyce-theater

Photo: Rachel Neville Photography

Tomorrow! We cannot wait to perform in New Orleans alongside the Allen Toussaint Orchestra for the 10th Anniversary of ‘...
04/19/2024

Tomorrow! We cannot wait to perform in New Orleans alongside the Allen Toussaint Orchestra for the 10th Anniversary of ‘Whirlaway.’ This performance will feature Parsons classics in addition to this special collaboration.

Learn more and purchase your tickets at nobadance.com.
New Orleans Ballet Association
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

Photo 1: The Joyce Theater (2015)
Photo 2: Jeff Strout (2014)

Parsons Dance with The Allen Toussaint Orchestra | April 20 at the Mahalia Jackson TheaterOur collaboration with The All...
04/13/2024

Parsons Dance with The Allen Toussaint Orchestra | April 20 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater

Our collaboration with The Allen Toussaint Orchestra takes us back to 2014 during the creation of ‘Whirlaway.’ Now in 2024 we are honored to work with Allen’s son Reggie, who was part of the original collaboration, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this work.

✨🎶🎟 Learn more about the performance at nobadance.com
Photos from the 2014 creation by Jeff Strout (New Orleans Ballet Association)

04/10/2024

On April 20, Parsons Dance returns to New Orleans for the 10th Anniversary of ‘Whirlaway.’ The original work, commissioned by the New Orleans Ballet Association, first premiered at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in 2014. Join Parsons Dance, Reginald Toussaint and The Allen Toussaint Orchestra as we celebrate New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint on this special evening:

🗓️Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm
📍Mahalia Jackson Theater ()
🎟️Purchase tickets at nobadance.com

Thank you to the original cast of ‘Whirlaway’ and to the members of The Allen Toussaint Orchestra featured in this excerpt from 2014!

Our spring season continues this April! Join us on the road and mark your calendars for our New York City Season at the ...
04/04/2024

Our spring season continues this April! Join us on the road and mark your calendars for our New York City Season at the Joyce Theater this May.

Upcoming:
This Saturday, April 6 - Galveston, TX
April 20 - New Orleans, LA
April 28 - Detroit, MI
May 14-25 - New York, NY

To learn more, visit parsonsdance.org/upcoming-performances

Photo: Rachel Neville Photography

Happy birthday to former company member Abby Silva Gavezzoli!🥳 Join us in lifting Abby up on her special day with this t...
04/01/2024

Happy birthday to former company member Abby Silva Gavezzoli!🥳 Join us in lifting Abby up on her special day with this throwback of “Remember Me” at the Joyce Theater in 2010.

Photo by Bill Hebert

03/27/2024

Cheers to a wonderful evening spent with our dear friends and community at our 2024 Gala! We are incredibly grateful to our Gala honorees Margaret Selby and Joe Lanteri and to our donors who contributed much to the Gala’s success.

To view more photos from the evening, visit parsonsdance.org/2024-gala
Photos by Christopher Duggan

All smiles over here as we continue our Spring tour! Congrats to Emerson and Luke on their company debut this past week ...
03/14/2024

All smiles over here as we continue our Spring tour! Congrats to Emerson and Luke on their company debut this past week in Aiken, SC and Atlanta, GA.

Up next ➡️ Dallas, TX for our performances on March 15 and 16. Learn more at parsonsdance.org/upcoming-performances

Throwback to last month during our Student Q&A in Asheville, NC! Our dancers are eager to get back on the road for our u...
03/06/2024

Throwback to last month during our Student Q&A in Asheville, NC! Our dancers are eager to get back on the road for our upcoming performances. We hope to see you there ➡️

March 8 - Aiken, SC (Joye in Aiken)
March 10 - Atlanta, GA (Rialto Center for the Arts)
March 15-16 - Dallas, TX (TITAS)

Image courtesy of Parsons Dance Archive

It’s time to start making decisions for your summer dance training! Curious what type of classes and electives we offer ...
03/05/2024

It’s time to start making decisions for your summer dance training! Curious what type of classes and electives we offer at the Parsons Dance Summer Intensive? Swipe to see this year’s line-up!

⭐️Masterclass with David Parsons, with live drums
⭐️Ballroom Fusion with Zoey Anderson
⭐️Partnering with Luke Romanzi
⭐️Floor Work with Joe Cyranski
⭐️Modern Masterclass with Liz Koeppen Kalosieh
⭐️Mock Audition with Feedback
⭐️Photoshoot with Katie Mollison

Join us: June 17-28, 2024 in NYC
🔔 Register for the full intensive on or before Friday, March 15 and receive $100 off by using code EARLYBIRD. Learn more and register today at parsonsdance.org/summer-intensive

Remembering your first day in the studio as our Associate Artistic Director and appreciating you each day since! Join us...
02/28/2024

Remembering your first day in the studio as our Associate Artistic Director and appreciating you each day since! Join us in wishing a happy birthday to Natalie Lomonte 🎉

Photo: Parsons Dance Archive

Meet our Gala Honorees!Honoring Margaret Selby - In recognition of her steadfast commitment to artists and her extraordi...
02/17/2024

Meet our Gala Honorees!

Honoring Margaret Selby - In recognition of her steadfast commitment to artists and her extraordinary efforts to connect them to audiences who value what they do. We cherish her longstanding advocacy for Parsons Dance.

Honoring Joe Lanteri - In recognition of his passionate dedication to strengthening our community by providing guidance, training, education and professional opportunities for emerging artists to pursue their love of dance.

Please join us for an unforgettable evening on March 25 at 6:30pm at The Edison Ballroom! For more information, visit parsondance.org/2024-gala

Company Photo: Rachel Neville
Photo of Margaret Selby: Michael Benabib
Photo of Joe Lanteri: Jayme Thornton Photography

We are thrilled to announce that Emerson Earnshaw and Luke Biddinger are joining us as a company dancer and an understud...
02/02/2024

We are thrilled to announce that Emerson Earnshaw and Luke Biddinger are joining us as a company dancer and an understudy!

EMERSON EARNSHAW (Company Dancer) was raised in Cedar Hills, Utah, where he trained at the Utah Conservatory of Performing Arts. He continued to train as a member of Brigham Young University’s Contemporary Dance Theatre and at the GibneyPRO Professional Certificate Program. As a student, he performed works by such choreographers as Peter Chu, Ana Maria Lucaciu, Laja Field of LAJAMARTIN, Omar Roman de Jesus, Jesse Obremski, Jie-Hung Connie Shiau, and Cameron McKinney.

LUKE BIDDINGER (Understudy) was raised in Colorado and began his dance training at Inspirations Dance Company when he was 11 years old. After moving to Pennsylvania at age 14 he trained at Touch of Class Dance Studio. Since locating to NYC, he has continued to study at Steps on Broadway, Kanyok Arts Initiative, and the New York City Dance Alliance, which honored him as its National Teen Outstanding Dancer in 2021. Luke has been an apprentice with Parsons Dance since June.

Photos by Whitney Browne

This past weekend Nick Fearon shared his final performance with us in Asheville, NC. Following a 2015 apprenticeship, he...
02/01/2024

This past weekend Nick Fearon shared his final performance with us in Asheville, NC. Following a 2015 apprenticeship, he rejoined Parsons Dance as a full-time company member in 2022. Nick - We love you and cannot wait to see what you do next! 💙

Photos 1 and 2: Rachel Neville
Photo 3: Howard Schatz

✨ Save The Date | Gala 2024 ✨Join us on Monday, March 25th at 6:30pm for an evening of special performances, cocktails, ...
01/19/2024

✨ Save The Date | Gala 2024 ✨
Join us on Monday, March 25th at 6:30pm for an evening of special performances, cocktails, dinner and dancing!

We hope to see you there as we raise funds to support Parsons Dance and celebrate our continued commitment to bringing life-affirming performances and joy to audiences worldwide.

Photo by Rachel Neville

Thank YOU! We are so grateful to our friends who supported our end of year appeal campaign. With your help, we are movin...
01/11/2024

Thank YOU! We are so grateful to our friends who supported our end of year appeal campaign. With your help, we are moving forward with some great plans for 2024. Catch us on the road in our upcoming performances, plus in NYC for our Joyce season this spring!

Learn more at parsonsdance.org/upcoming-performances

AUDITION FOR PARSONS DANCE | JANUARY 17We are seeking one full-time dancer to perform traditional male roles in the comp...
01/09/2024

AUDITION FOR PARSONS DANCE | JANUARY 17
We are seeking one full-time dancer to perform traditional male roles in the company’s repertory. We are also looking for understudy candidates.

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Open Audition Slots: A: 11-11:50am, B: 12-12:50pm
Callbacks: 3:30-5:30pm

Our artists receive:
⭐️ Extensive domestic and international touring opportunities
⭐️ A comprehensive benefits package including an average of 42 weeks of paid work per year
⭐️ Health insurance after 60 days with no employee contribution, and a paid retirement plan

To learn more and register for the audition, visit https://www.parsonsdance.org/company-audition Please email [email protected] with any questions. See you there!

Photo: Andrew Eccles

On this Monday, we are wishing a happy birthday to company member Joe Cyranski! Join us in celebrating Joe 🥳Image by Rac...
01/08/2024

On this Monday, we are wishing a happy birthday to company member Joe Cyranski! Join us in celebrating Joe 🥳

Image by Rachel Neville Photography

From our residency on the ranch in Wickenburg, AZ to each performance and rehearsal in between, we are grateful for our ...
12/31/2023

From our residency on the ranch in Wickenburg, AZ to each performance and rehearsal in between, we are grateful for our Parsons Dance family ❤️ We wish you joy and peace in the new year!

We need you now! Please help us go on creating new work, training our dancers, and educating the next generation of arti...
12/22/2023

We need you now! Please help us go on creating new work, training our dancers, and educating the next generation of artists by contributing to Parsons Dance before the year ends. To donate, visit our website at parsonsdance.org

We are incredibly grateful for your support.

Image by Rachel Neville

12/21/2023

In The Studio | Today concludes our 3 week residency with Jamar Roberts - Thank you, thank you! What a great way to finish our year.

A highlight of our upcoming Joyce season will be the world premiere of this work by Jamar Roberts, former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer and Resident Choreographer. Check out this video for some early rehearsal footage of the new piece, set to Spanish Key by jazz legend Miles Davis.

Rehearsal Video by Suspension Productions

Register now for our Summer Intensive 2024! Join us for the opportunity to work closely with Parsons company artists:Jun...
12/13/2023

Register now for our Summer Intensive 2024! Join us for the opportunity to work closely with Parsons company artists:

June 17-28
Hunter College (New York City)
Register by May 31, 2024

This is your chance to:
⭐️Refine classical and modern dance technique.
⭐️Learn new and classic works from the company’s repertory.
⭐️Practice auditioning for professional positions and receive personal feedback for what you do.
⭐️Develop the technique to prepare and execute a successful photoshoot that highlights your skills.
⭐️Receive instruction in various electives, including partnering and ballroom dance.
⭐️Perform in a showcase designed for friends and family.

Scholarships are available.
To learn more and register, please visit https://www.parsonsdance.org/summer-intensive

Photo by Rachel Neville

Announcing our Joyce Season: May 14-25, 2024Parsons Dance returns to The Joyce Theater for its annual New York season wi...
12/11/2023

Announcing our Joyce Season: May 14-25, 2024

Parsons Dance returns to The Joyce Theater for its annual New York season with an exceptional program of three world premieres alongside company classics. With his characteristic musicality and wit, David Parsons offers a new work set to music by the experimental band Son Lux. A commission by Penny Saunders, with live music by Michael Wall, and a captivating new dance by Jamar Roberts take the stage as well. Audiences will also enjoy repertory masterpieces like Parsons' iconic solo "Caught" which, throughout the company's four-decade history, has delighted all.

🎟Tickets will go on sale to the public on January 4, 2024.

Photo by Rachel Neville

Drum roll, please🥁... We are overjoyed to share that Joanne Hwang has been promoted to company dancer with Parsons Dance...
12/06/2023

Drum roll, please🥁... We are overjoyed to share that Joanne Hwang has been promoted to company dancer with Parsons Dance! Joanne joined us in July as an understudy and has since played an integral role in the work. Congratulations, Joanne!

Image of Joanne Hwang and Joe Cyranski, courtesy of Rachel Neville

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