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Kim Grier

Kim Grier Dance (Dance Improvisation and Composition, Musical Theater Choreography) Kim Grier is the Artistic Director of the Rod Rodgers Dance Company, founded in 1967. A native New Yorker, Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the prestigious Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, now the University of the Arts. She is a […]

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Donna Maria deCreeft

Donna Maria deCreeft Visual Arts (Early Elementary, Painting/Drawing/Murals, Puppet Making, Collage, Mosaic) Donna Maria de Creeft, a native of New York City, received her B.F.A. from Empire State College. Prior to that she attended Pratt Institute, The Art Students League and the New York Studio School. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and […]

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Erin K. Orr

Erin K. Orr Puppetry Erin Orr creates puppet shows as an experiment in visual storytelling, frequently in collaboration with living composers such as Rima Fand, Sxip Shirey and Baby Dee. Erin’s evening-length puppet theater works range from a wordless dark fairytale for adults, to a circus for all ages about the drama of honeybees. Her […]

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March at ArtsConnection: NYCT Grant, Artist Panel and Artist Spotlight!

March ushers in a New York Community Trust grant, an upcoming Artist Panel and a spotlight on a long-time teaching artist ArtsConnection Wins a New York Community Trust Grant to Support More Students with Trauma-Informed Arts Learning Continuing its strong history of support for the arts education sector, the New York Community Trust has awarded ArtsConnection one of […]

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Celebrating ArtsConnection’s Black Community

Committing to Anti-Racism and Celebrating ArtsConnection’s Black Community ArtsConnection believes its community of artists, staff and board play a unique role in modelling the humanity in all of us. Because we value the arts as a universal language, we strive to create socially just learning environments that are reflective of the city’s demographics and that […]

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Retumba

¡Retumba!

¡Retumba! Afro-Carribean Dance ¡Retumba! is a multi-ethnic all-female music and dance ensemble founded in March 1981 by Artistic Director Yvette Martinez and Musical Director Nancy Friedman in celebration of Women’s History month. Interweaving traditional rhythms and beautiful ancient melodies with its very own unique interpretation, ¡Retumba! bases its work on the music and dance of […]

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Peter Bogdanos

Peter Bogdanos

Peter Basil Bogdanos Co-founder, Executive Director Mexico Beyond Mariachi; Flamenco, Latin percussion Formally trained as a multi-percussionist, Peter has been performing and teaching for the past 20 years. In addition to being a staff percussionist for Motown Records and most recently touring as a percussionist for critically acclaimed flamenco group Noche Flamenca, Peter finds his […]

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Nami Kagami

Nami Kagami

Nami Kagami Modern and Dance Composition Nami Kagami started to work as a Teaching Assistant for Rod Rodgers in ArtsConnection programs in 1999. She utilized her gift for imparting a love and understanding of dance to young people in New York City’s public school system. She has been an Assistant for Ms. Kim Grier-Martinez in […]

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Martita Goshen

Martita Goshen

Martita Goshen Dance (Creative Movement) Martita is an experienced dancer, choreographer, director, and teacher with a proven track record of deepening ecological literacy through movement projects that highlight and integrate whole body mind approach. Extensive experience in social reform initiatives which include creating a non-profit organization, Turtles, Inc. and Earthworks that is known for its […]

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Marcos Granados

Marco Granados

Marco Granados Marco Granados epitomizes the 21st century musician, having maintained a versatile career as an innovative chamber musician, an international concerto and recital soloist, and a lead teaching artist and educator. He is one of the world’s leading flutists on Latin American music, and his diverse repertoire spans from folk to classical music. Since […]

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