Dance New Amsterdam’s (DNA) mission is to provide a dynamic environment in support of contemporary dance education, creation and performance. DNA promotes the advancement of contemporary dance through a multi-faceted, comprehensive and integrated approach that:
• supports the complete dancer with classes, workshops, and performance opportunities focused on technique development, wellness and creativity;
• fosters the creation and development of new works through commissions, residencies and subsidies;
• produces and presents contemporary works by aspiring, emerging and established artists; and
• builds participation in and appreciation of dance artistry through audience engagement and interaction.
DNA’s facility houses 6 sunlit studios, a 130 seat theater and a public gallery space. As a dance education and performance center, DNA provides programs and services for aspiring, emerging and established artists.