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September 10, 2020

Among the artists participating in the upcoming Making Moves Dance Festival is an immensely gifted ballet dancer, Khadijah Munajj. At just 18 years old, Khadijah is the founder and choreographer of La Vie Ballet Company. Munajj was an apprentice with New York Theatre B...

September 8, 2020

With Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 just a couple of weeks away, we're excited to showcase the many talented artists in the lineup. Among those artists is the immensely gifted Dolly Sfeir. The Lebanon native moved to the U.S at age 18 where she was awarded a College...

September 3, 2020

Leah & Shaun Tubbs established the MODArts Dance Collective (MADC) in 2011 with a goal to give a voice to the underrepresented and often silenced communities of color. On September 25th, we'll get to see that powerful mission in action. Inspired by her roots in Birming...

September 1, 2020

Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 features 11 NYC based companies in contemporary influenced dance styles including Ballet, Afro-Latin, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Afro-Caribbean, East Indian, and more. The brilliant lineup is highlighted by Rohan Bhargava and the Rovac...

August 27, 2020

Whether she's continuing her work as a Dance Scholar or performing and creating original choreography for her company, Makayla Peterson is committed to generating meaningful connections for the dancers and audience. Her talent will be on full display in Making Moves Da...

August 25, 2020

With Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 right around the corner, we are excited to introduce Cory “Nova” Villegas, one of the eleven participants in the online event. Cory is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Soul Dance Co.: The Soul Experience. Her training experi...

August 24, 2020

While Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) produced programs and performances throughout the pandemic on its digital platforms, Friday, September 12 marks a return to live events at its landmark Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue). 


August 20, 2020

"Many cultures have contributed to and influenced the very fabric of modern American society, and we truly believe that the arts promote learning, appreciation, and respect for cultural diversity." These are the words of Samara Adell, and the Mosaic Dance Theater Compa...

August 18, 2020

After receiving her BFA and MFA from the acclaimed Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, Lane Gifford didn't waste anytime establishing herself professionally. In 2006, she founded her very own dance company with a mission to "Create physically charged dance dramas t...

August 14, 2020

To inspire residents of Jamaica, South Jamaica and greater Southeast Queens to fill out the 2020 Census, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) will produce six public events, starting Friday, August 21, designed to drive participation in the Census and to prevent...

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