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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.

 Fund for New Works

a Kenneth French Legacy


Upon his passing, Ken left a generous bequest to RIOULT Dance NY, with which the Board of Directors created the Fund for New Works, a Kenneth French Legacy. This Fund has become a living memorial to Ken and his support of Pascal Rioult’s artistic vision. To date, the Fund has been a source of commission, co-commission, and completion funding for many RIOULT Dance NY works. Since 2000, the Fund has been supplemented by generous patrons who wish to earmark their gifts exclusively to the creative effort of the company. Every dollar contributed goes directly to the creation, reworking, and/or production of RIOULT Dance NY works.




Outright contribution of $10,000 or greater.

Provides essential funding for a specific work, artistic collaboration, or aspect of a work (i.e. set, music, costumes).

Commissioners are credited by name as a major supporter of the specific work from its premiere onwards, whenever presented worldwide.

Contact our Amy Harrison, Executive Director for more information and to discuss your pledge to the

Fund for New Works, A Kenneth French Legacy
212-398-5901 |





Gerald Appelstein, Donald L. Holley*, The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation, The Grand Marnier Foundation, Gordon and Harriet Greenfield Foundation, Richard Korn


Susan & Joseph* Armbrust, Judy Nusinoff Boomer, Susan P.* & Dod A. Fraser , Judy S.* & Sheldon Gordon, Hope Greenfield* & Ken Olshansky, Ellen W. Harris*, Kris Heinzelman, Hazel S. Kandall*, Dianne La Basse** & Alan D. Seget Esq., Lisa Mueller* & Gara LaMarche , Wendy E. Ormond**, Penelope Scott** & Franco B. Mueller, Lee Traub, In Memory of Serge Bellanger, In Memory of Mark Borneman, Anonymous (2)


Dr. Robert Davis** & Marianne Coughlin**, Susan Fleck Feiner & Harry Feiner, Amy Harrison & Jonathan Etkin, Holly Wade Lewis, Harsha Murthy*, Charles O’Neal, Terry Rieser*, G.B. Timmerman Whitney**


Cathie & Callum Barton, Katherine E. Breedis, Susan B. Cohen, Linda Ellis & The Leonard Abess Family in Memory of James Ellis, David Finley, Beau Gage & Glenn Ousterhout, Marlene & Jim Glasheen, Anthony C. Gooch & Linda B. Klein, Robin Green & Sandy Esserman, Ruth Ann & Stephen Heller, Rita Gail Johnson**, Bokyoung Kim** & Roger Vitkansas**, Melinda Krasting, Marvin Luboff, Rachel Lurie, Anne & John A.* MacKinnon, Anne & Kai Olderog, Karen Outerson, John H. Parker**, Keith M. Pattiz* & Jill C. Scheuer**, Elizabeth Belinda & Ferrill Roll, Mary Sealfon, Ann & David Stuart, Kate Taylor & Michael Mermin, Time Warner Foundation, Peggy Traub & Phyllis Dicker, Ruth Whaley**


Pledge of $3,000 or greater, contributed outright or incrementally over a time period of up to three years.


Provides an ongoing financial resource for the creative process, allowing Pascal Rioult to create work each year.

Higher Patron levels achieved through greater initial pledge levels and/or over time through pledge renewals.


Platinum Patrons: cumulative $10,000 or greater level
Gold Patrons: cumulative $5,000 level
Silver Patrons: cumulative $3,000 level


Become a part of the creative process and get to know Pascal, Joyce, and the dancers!
Along with invitations to the company’s intimate Open Rehearsals and the opportunity to attend a company rehearsal by request at any point throughout the year, an annual private event is hosted exclusively for the Fund’s supporters and their guests.





was a distinguished American actor (1926-2000) who performed on stage, in film, and appeared in performances with several prominent dance companies. As a personal friend of Pascal Rioult and Joyce Herring, Ken remained an unwavering supporter and integral part of RIOULT Dance NY throughout his life. He even originated the role of the Narrator in Pascal Rioult’s Fables (1997), a performance marked by intelligence, charm, and sincerity – qualities which Ken embodied.

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