RIOULT DANCE CENTER
a place where everyone can experience the joy of dance
RIOULT Dance NY is committed to supporting the creation of new works by founder and choreographer Pascal Rioult; to communicating the essence and intensity of his artistic vision; to sustaining its company of dancers; and to educating and expanding audiences for modern dance at home and through touring, nationally and internationally.
Building on the legacy of RIOULT Dance NY, RIOULT Dance Center will provide high caliber dance education and training in New York City in particular the Queens community of Astoria. The Center will welcome students of all ages and levels, developing future performers, choreographers, teachers, and audiences. Additionally, the Center’s community engagement programming, space rental opportunities, and performance space will encourage arts accessibility for all.
RIOULT Dance NY, an established name in modern dance, has beaten the odds by thriving for over 20 years in the most competitive arts city in the world. Today the Company presents an annual New York season, tours nationally and internationally, conducts extensive in-school arts education and community outreach programs, and offers dance training to the public. RIOULT Dance NY has performed in theaters and festivals throughout North America including New York City Center Fall for Dance (New York, NY), Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors (New York, NY), American Dance Festival (Raleigh NC), and Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA), among others. Widespread international touring to sold-out houses in Europe has brought the Company to audiences worldwide.
Extraordinary for an organization of its size, RIOULT Dance NY provides competitive wages, steady employment, and year-round health insurance for its dancers and staff.
“…he has met the challenge of comparison with George Balanchine.” – The New York Times
“Mr. Rioult possesses an original choreographic voice… his vocabulary has roots in both American modern dance and in the European Tradition… he is both an artist and a craftsman.” – Robert Cole, former Director of Cal Performances
By establishing RIOULT Dance Center in the Kaufman Arts District:
The Company will have a permanent space to create, rehearse, perform, and interact with each other and the community.
RIOULT Dance School will hold daily dance and fitness classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults and professionals.
The Conservatory at RIOULT Dance Center will prepare artists for long successful careers in the field of dance.
The Center will provide the dance community of New York affordable studio rentals and opportunities to dance in our state-of-the-art performance space.
The Center will be a community asset and will offer access to live performances of music, dance, theater, and other cultural events, as well as dance and fitness classes for our neighbors.