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For more than 80 years, the Harkness Dance Center has fostered and supported dance innovation …

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center Artists in Residence program provides artists with rehearsal space, a stipend, opportunities to both lead and participate in workshops within our School of Dance and Dance Education Laboratory’s vibrant communities and an opportunity to have their own work showcased during APAP.

The residency was designed to support the creation and performance of new works, giving these artists a place to create, explore and share their vision with the Harkness audience. As we enter a new era, we have also expanded the residency to follow the changing needs of our resident artists and companies. There are now opportunities to develop company/artist specific educational platforms, connect across disciplines with other artists affiliated with 92Y and to forge larger support networks through relationships with companies connected to the Harkness Dance Center.

The Harkness Dance Center Artists in Residence (AIR) program receives funding from the Harkness Foundation for Dance and Howard Gilman Foundation, Inc.

Meet our 2021/22 Artists in Residence

Passion Fruit Dance Company

Passion Fruit Dance Company

Passion Fruit Dance Company is a Street, Club dance and educational company founded in 2016 …

Baye & Asa

Baye & Asa

Baye & Asa is a company creating movement art projects directed by Amadi ‘Baye’ Washington & Sam ‘Asa’ Pratt …

2020/21 AIR

92Y’s INSIDER article about this very unique AIR year

Dorrance Dance (educational)
Shamel Pitts | TRIBE

2019/20 AIR

Ivy Baldwin
Kimberly Bartosik
Kazunori Kumagai
Kyle Marshall

2018/19 AIR

Ephrat Asherie
Alethea Pace
Chuck Wilt
Hee Ra You

2017/2018 AIR

Joanna Kotze
Larissa Velez-Jackson
Kensaku Shinohara
Pam Tanowitz

2016/2017 AIR

Adam Barruch
Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDProjectNYC
Netta Yerushalmy
Yin Yue

2015/2016 AIR

Christopher Williams
John Jasperse
Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born
Tina Croll


Since 1935, 92Y has been at the forefront of dance innovation—welcoming modern dance legends like Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Jerome Robbins and Merce Cunningham to perform, teach and create here.

As part of our commitment to dance and with the support of the Harkness Foundation, 92Y has nurtured talent with artist and dance company residencies and space grants, offering rehearsal space, funding, teaching opportunities and performance venues for major dance talent, including resident companies José Limón Dance Company and the Don Redlich Dance Company in the 1970s.

Harkness is proud of its involvement with major choreographers who have changed the way we see dance and understand the experiences of others, including Pearl Lang who premiered her seminal work The Possessed here in 1976 and Eleo Pomare whose politically-charged work first appeared in the 60s. Both artists continued to perform, teach and create at the Harkness Dance Center with long-standing space grants through the 1990s.

From 2007-2015, Harkness Dance Center resident company Doug Varone and Dancers brought its kinetic energy, technical mastery and innovative approach to dance to 92Y. Varone conceived of and curated the Stripped/Dressed format for the Harkness Dance Festival inviting artists to “strip down” to discuss the creative process before performing works.

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