Professional Organizations

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Professional Organizations

American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre is considered one of the greatest dance companies in the world, revered as a living national treasure since its founding in 1939. Few ballet companies rival ABT in size, scope, and outreach. Though located in New York City, ABT annually tours the United States – performing for 300,000 people annually – and is the only major cultural institution to do so. The Company has made more than 30 international tours to 50 countries in order to share American ballet with the world, and on many of these engagements ABT received sponsorship from the State Department of the United States Government.

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American Dance Therapy Association

The American Dance Therapy Association was founded in 1966 as an organization to support the emerging profession of dance/movement therapy and is the only U.S. organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy.

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Andrea Rizzo Foundation

The Andréa Rizzo Foundation was established in memory of Andréa Rizzo, a beautiful young woman who survived childhood cancer and was tragically killed by a drunk driver at age twenty-four. Andréa’s dream was to become a dance therapist and give children with cancer and disabilities the gift of dance. With the support of many, her dream has become a reality.

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Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism

The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state’s lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly-changing, knowledge-based global economy. The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education and arts and culture.

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Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

Fairfield County is an environment rich in creativity and ingenuity. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County recognizes the region’s diversity, distinctive resources and traditions and champions a future in which:

  • There are adequate resources to enable arts and cultural organizations and artists in all disciplines to flourish.
  • Policy makers and business leaders understand that the creative economy is a key contributor to the community’s economic prosperity, effective education and a civil society.
  • Information about cultural opportunities throughout the region is easily accessed by
    citizens.
  • Fairfield County as a whole is viewed as a cultural destination.

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Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For over 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world.

As a proudly Jewish organization, 92Y enthusiastically welcomes and reaches out to people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds while embracing Jewish values like learning and self-improvement, the importance of family, the joy of life, and giving back to our wonderfully diverse and growing community, both locally and around the world.

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Dance Films Association

is the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera. We are dedicated to furthering the art of dance film by connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources.

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DanceNYC

Dance/NYC’s mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. It embeds values of equity and inclusion into all aspects of the organization. It works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.

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Greater Hartford Arts Council

The Greater Hartford Arts Council has served Connecticut’s capital region for nearly 50 years, providing critical financial and organizational resources to support the arts and cultural sector, as well as helping all people connect with the arts in their community. We work hard, every day, to build a strong community and we couldn’t do it without the help of thousands of donors who believe in the power of the arts to change our community.

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Greater New Britain Arts Alliance

The purpose of the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance is to promote the creative, performing and visual arts, to provide a unified voice for the arts organizations, to serve as a catalyst for arts-related collaborations, to nurture individual creative abilities, and to advocate the arts as vital to the economic health and quality of life in the region.

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Harkness Center for Dance Injury

We are leaders in dance medicine research. We also offer online and live continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education unit (CEU) certificate courses.

At the forefront of our educational programming is DanceMedU, an accredited online course series. We offer Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient for healthcare professionals and the dance community.

In addition, our live education courses for healthcare and dance professionals provide evidence-based research findings, explore dance medicine as a potential career path, and provide education on injury prevention and dancer wellness.

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International Association of Dance Medicine Science

The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science was formed in 1990 by an international group of dance medicine practitioners, dance educators, dance scientists, and dancers. Membership is drawn equally from the medical and dance professions, and has grown from an initial 48 members in 1991 to over 900 members at present world-wide, representing 35 countries.

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Language of Dance Centre

*Language of Dance® (LOD), created by world renowned movement specialist Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest, is a teaching approach that enhances the movement and dance experience. Progression develops from use of the basic components of the movement building blocks to create simple phrases and eventually to the creation of complex combinations of movement. The experience of dance-making is not confined to a specific style or genre.

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New England Foundation for the Arts

Our mission at NEFA is simple: to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. Our programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

Each program and project that is brought to life at NEFA builds a stronger and more dynamic infrastructure for the arts. Through grants, convenings, online tools, and research, NEFA continues a 40 year history of pioneering partnerships and programs supporting the arts.

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Northwest Connecticut Arts Council

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, serves both the culture-loving public and the cultural community in its 25-town service area and surroundings by acting as a hub for all aspects of cultural information and resources to ensure that culture thrives in and around our region.  We are one of 9 regional cultural service organizations in Connecticut.

The Arts Council encourages all segments of our society to become involved in and to benefit from the wide variety of cultural offerings available.  The arts and related cultural focuses are integral contributors to the quality of life in the region, impacting social, educational, and economic elements throughout.  The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council aims to help everyone become much more aware of our many cultural assets and the valuable role that they play.

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