June 22, 2016 Announcement
MDD Hosts NYT Best-Selling Author Ed Boland and Panel of NYC Educators
Mark DeGarmo Dance's Board of Directors hosted "Changing Student Outcomes, One Step at a Time," a panel discussion on the current state of our NYC public schools, at the Union League Club. Moderated by Lara Holliday, former Director of The Fund for Public Schools, panelists included New York Times best-selling author of "The Battle for Room 314" Ed Boland, MDD Teaching Artist Christopher Odo and PS 15 Principal Irene Sanchez.
May 10, 2016 Announcement
MDD Awarded a Spring 2016 Art Works Grant by the National Endowment for the Arts
Mark DeGarmo Dance was awarded a $27,000 grant by the NEA to support the Partnerships in Learning through Dance and Creativity program. Mark DeGarmo Dance was one of three dance organizations in New York City awarded an Arts Education grant, and the only New York City dance organization serving the PreK - Grade 5 demographic to receive a grant.
April 25, 2016 Announcement
MDD Hosts Panel Event with "American in Paris" Stars
Mark DeGarmo Dance's Board of Directors hosted a panel discussion, "From Ballet to Broadway: A Look Behind the Curtain," with two cast current cast members of Broadway's "An American in Paris," Allison Walsh and Shannon Rugani. Moderated by Board Member Bill Whitener, the panelists discussed their individual journeys to professional performance careers and their transition from dancing in ballet companies to the Broadway stage.
April 22, 2016 Press
Check out Bedford + Bowery's review of "Las Fridas"
"Las Fridas: A Movement Installation and Offering" was co-produced with The Clemente for a successful second run of NYC previews in the Center's Flamboyán Theater. The show was well-received by audiences and Bedford + Bowery's Kavitha Surana.
April 20, 2016 Press
Mark was profiled by Melanie Brown of StageBuddy.com
Mark DeGarmo was profiled extensively by StageBuddy.com's Melanie Brown, who covers everything from Mark's young aspirations to his current choregraphic and educational work.
March 30, 2016 Press
"Las Fridas" featured as an April arts must-see in The Villager
MDD's second run of previews of "Las Fridas" were featured in Scott Stiffler's guide to April arts in The Villager.
January 5, 2016 Announcement
MoveUP! Dance Academy Winter and Spring Sessions
The first MoveUP! Dance Academy for kids started in January with after school classes in Ballet, Jazz and FUNdamentals of Dance, and continued for a second Spring Session in May and June.
December 21, 2015 Press
Read a review of "Las Fridas" in StageBuddy.com
Previews of "Las Fridas" in December were sold out and it was enthusiastically reviewed in StageBuddy.com.
December 2, 2015 Press
Our Dance for Dance 2015 Honorees were featured in DanceInforma.com
Oleg Briansky and Mireille Briane, the dancing duo who received the "Educational Visionary" Lifetime Achievement Award this year, are profiled for their enduring relationship in dance and in life.
November 24, 2015 Awards & Honors
Mark was honored with The 2015 Martha Hill Dance Fund Mid-Career Award
On Monday, November 30, 2015, at the 15th Anniversary of the Martha Hill Dance Fund's annual awards, Mark DeGarmo was honored with this award which "honors a professional in the dance field who exemplifies any or all of those qualities for which Martha Hill was most revered -- whether an educator or a creative force who has made a significant contribution to the field of dance 'behind the scenes'." --Carl Wolz, a former student of Martha Hill and founder of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.