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RIOULT Dance Center

34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101  |   Entrance on 34th Avenue  |   (212) 398-5903

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RIOULT Dance NY supports the creation and performance of the choreographic works of Pascal Rioult, and provides the community with an accessible and affordable center for dance and enrichment through the arts.


JUSTIN SHERWOOD is an international dancer and choreographer. His training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, England shaped Justin’s extremely versatile and eclectic career.

As a performer, he is in his ninth season with the Metropolitan Opera. Highlights include working with some of today’s best film and Broadway directors like Julie Taymor, Robert LePage, Anthony Minghella, and Mary Zimmerman. In addition to his ballet and contemporary experience, Mr. Sherwood is also a gifted gymnast who has performed with crossover companies, incorporating elements of acrobatics and dance.

As an educator, Justin is an ABT® Certified Teacher and has completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7, as well as Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. He teaches at many recognized dance schools and resident companies, including New England Academy of Dance, Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, and Marymount Manhattan College.

He is a recipient of the Choreographic Award of Prominence by the Central St. Marten’s School of Art and Design and Cochrane Theatre in London. Mr. Sherwood has choreographed critically acclaimed productions both across the U.S. and in places as far away as Hong Kong and Albania.