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RIOULT Dance Center

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

ADA Accessible

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.


Accessibility for Dance/NYC 2019 Small-Budget Dance Makers Conference: RIOULT Dance Center is an accessible venue.  An elevator is available upon entrance to the building. All restrooms are gender-inclusive and wheelchair accessible. Studios are lit by fluorescent lights. ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event.


PEGGY LYMAN HAYES, a former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1973-1988, she danced leading roles in many of the most famous Graham ballets, and had three classic solos: Frontier, Lamentation, and Ruth Denis’ The Incense, recreated for her by Ms. Graham. Her television performances include three “Dance in America” programs, a “Kennedy Center Awards” appearance, and a guest appearance with Rudolph Nureyev in Julie Andrews’ CBS Special, “Invitation to the Dance.”

Ms. Lyman Hayes’ artistic director positions have included the Peggy Lyman Dance Company; serving as both rehearsal director of the Graham Company and artistic director of Graham 2, the chamber touring ensemble; artistic co-director of the Hartford Ballet and Dance Connecticut; and director and co-founder of the University of Hartford’s Hartt School Dance Division where she developed their four-year college dance curriculum, taught the Martha Graham Technique, choreographed her own work, restaged the works of Martha Graham and co-created MoveIt and MoveIt 2 with Dr. John Feierabend.

Holding a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in the Arts from the University of Hartford, Ms. Lyman Hayes continues her affiliation with the Graham Center as a regisseur for the Graham Resources and as senior faculty at the Martha Graham School.