Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Mark DeGarmo Dance, Mark DeGarmo, was featured on a PIX 11 segment covering the effects of the potential defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Mark DeGarmo Dance’s educational program, “Partnerships in Literacy Through Dance and Creativity,” was highlighted via our partnership with PS 15, The Roberto Clemente School. Mr. G, acclaimed PIX 11 weatherman, came to dance with our kids for his segment, “It’s a G Thing.”

The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation awarded 47 New York-based arts organizations with art and social justice grants. Click to view the full list of awardees.

Mark DeGarmo was profiled by BroadwayWorld.com’s Barnett Serchuk in an in-depth interview spanning his upbringing to his artistic work and more.

Dance for Dance 2016 “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Awardee Deborah Jowitt is interviewed by DIY Dancer’s Alejandra Iannone about her career, writing process and advice for younger artists and writers.

BroadwayWorld.com covers Mark DeGarmo Dance’s upcoming fundraiser, Dance for Dance 2016. Dance for Dance also serves as an awards ceremony for Deborah Jowitt, dance writer, who will receive MDD’s “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Award 2016.

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.

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.

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.


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