Eagle eye view…

  • President Barack Obama commended MDD for its service to its communities and the nation.
  • The National Endowment for the Arts called MDD’s school program “a national model.”
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer proclaimed Nov. 17, 2017 as Manhattan’s Mark DeGarmo Dance Day.
  • NYC press and audiences hailed DeGarmo’s performance work as “brilliant” and “risk-taking,” and DeGarmo as “a gladiator in various arenas.”
  • Founder Dr. Mark DeGarmo helped develop the NYC Department of Education’s The Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in The Arts, serving 1.1 million students in 1,800 public schools.

In 2018-19, MDD is…

  • Partnering with 6 NYC public elementary schools in 4 boroughs
  • Targeting English language learners and students with disabilities
  • Developing an innovative trauma-informed teaching program for its faculty
  • Writing a new curriculum to increase program fidelity across schools
  • Creating its first logic model to show how impacts are consistently delivered
  • Presenting its Salon Performance Series with works by DeGarmo and colleagues
  • Reaching over 45,000 people across all programs and platforms.