NYCHA Partnership

NYCHA Partnership

Each year, in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), MMDG provides vital access to the arts through dance classes for young people and seniors living in public housing.

Classes for kids and teens focus on genres of dance that are specifically of interest to the participants (jazz/hip hop, salsa, modern, and more). Youth gain access to high quality dance instruction, life-building skills such as self-confidence, accountability, motivation, spatial reasoning, and collaboration.

Classes for seniors promote healthy aging, encourage physical activity and community interaction, enhancing the quality of life for residents. Seniors are led through professional dance techniques.

All classes are taught by members of the Mark Morris Dance Group and Mark Morris Dance Center faculty. 

Bring this program to your community. Contact Sarah Marcus, Director of Education, for more information.

MMDG Teachers:

Sheila Anozier Farragut Community Center
Natsumi Bellali Lafayette Gardens Community Center
Danielle Criss Lafayette Gardens Community Center
Wayne Daniels Seth Low Community Center
Melissa Dincher Farragut Community Center
Kenna Morris Garcia Atlantic Terminal Community Center
Sharyn Korey Atlantic Terminal Community Center
Melana Llyod Seth Low Community Center
Mike Marcinowski Farragut Community Center
Carson Moody Lafayette Gardens Community Center 
Shane "Del" Robles Atlantic Terminal Community Center
Keomi Tarver Unity Plaza Community Center
Candace Thompson Seth Low Community Center




The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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