MMDG Teaching Artist Summer Seminar

The Mark Morris Dance Group’s Teaching Artist Summer Seminar is a two-day workshop for teaching artists at any stage of their career to gain new skills and perspectives. Built on Mark Morris’ vision for dance education, the seminar is led by Mark Morris Dance Group company members, principal teaching artists of the Mark Morris Dance Center, and the Education team.

Using Mark Morris’ L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato as a point of reference, this seminar will provide teaching artists with the tools and understanding of early childhood dance education through the following pedagogical values:

  • Incorporating music and rhythm, both live and recorded, in the classroom
  • Leveraging cultural resources in curriculum development
  • Creating an inclusive learning environment through differentiation practices


Saturday – Sunday, August 3-4, 2019, 9:00am-5:30pm (breakfast included)

$150 / teaching artist

$100 / college student


Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

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Mark Morris Dance Group Education Team:
Sarah Marcus, Director of Education
Alexandra Cook, Community Programs Director
Rachel Roberge, School Director
Jessica Pearson, Assistant Manager Adult Program
Jamia Jordan, School Administrator

Mark Morris Dance Group Company Members:
Aaron Loux
Nicole Sabella

Mark Morris Dance Center Musicians
Andreas Brade
Kevin Shoemaker

Mark Morris Dance Center Teaching Artists
Janelle Barry
Lily McAteer
Victoria Pardo
Dan Mitra


Participants who cancel prior to July 22, 2019 will receive a refund less a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Participants who cancel on or after July 22 are not eligible to receive a refund. To cancel, participants must contact

All participants registered under the Student Rate should be prepared to present a Student ID when signing in at the Mark Morris Dance Center on the first day of the program.