March 1, 2017 Press

MDD Partnership Featured on WPIX 11's "It's a G Thing"

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."

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January 26, 2017 Awards & Honors

Mark DeGarmo Dance Awarded Social Justice Award by Rubin Foundation

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.

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December 7, 2016 Press

Mark DeGarmo Interviewed in Exclusive

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

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December 2, 2016 Press

DIY Dancer Interviews Dance for Dance 2016 Honoree Deborah Jowitt

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.

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August 18, 2016 Press

Dance for Dance 2016 Honoree Deborah Jowitt Featured in 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 20, 2016 Press

Mark was profiled by Melanie Brown of

Mark DeGarmo was profiled extensively by's Melanie Brown, who covers everything from Mark's young aspirations to his current choregraphic and educational work.

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