About Us

The Martha Graham Center continues to be a world leader in the evolving art form of modern dance by leveraging a legacy of innovation. Home to the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, and Martha Graham Resources and Licensing, the Center supports creative activity in all divisions — from new theatrical programming and commissioned art, to experiential curricula and innovative engagement opportunities for all types of audiences.

About Martha Graham   •   About the Company   •     About the School
Board and Staff  •   Careers   •   Directions   •     Resources

About Martha Graham

Martha Graham’s revolutionary vision and artistic mastery has had a deep and lasting impact on American art and culture. Her bold use of socially infused subjects and emotionally charged performances single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form, which the nation has in turn shared with the world.
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About the Company

The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Martha Graham, the Company brings to life a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences.
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About the School

The Martha Graham School focuses on sustaining the integrity of the unique art form developed by Martha Graham as well as adapting it to the demands of the present times and nurturing the process that continues its development. The School is devoted to training dancers and dance teachers to the highest standards and to provide dance to the community through Arts-in-Education and outreach programs.
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Martha Graham Board and Staff


Martha Graham Dance Company Staff

LaRue Allen, Executive Director
Janet Eilber, Artistic Director
Faye Rosenbaum, General Manager
Denise Vale, Senior Artistic Associate
Cynthia StanleySenior Associate for Education
Aaron Sherber, Music Director
Virginie Mécène, Director of School
Tami Alesson, Director of Education, International Student Advisor
Craig Badinger, Director of Individual Giving
Terence Diamond, Director of Institutional Giving
Brigid Pierce, Marketing Manager
Simona Ferrara, Company Manager
A. Apostol, Assistant to the Executive Director
Stacey-Jo Marine, Production Supervisor
Lauren Libretti, Lighting Supervisor

Karen Young, Costume Supervisor
Maria Garcia, Wardrobe Supervisor
Amanda Hameline, Development Associate
Suzy Upton, Resources Manager
Tadej Brdnik, Manager of Special Projects
Olga Alagiozidou, School Administrator
Rachel Boyadjis, Administrative and Archive Assistant
Melissa Silvestri, Archive Associate
Krissy Tate, Marketing and Archive Assistant
Minden Koopmans, Finance Associate
Anne Posluszny, Theatrical Property Restorer
Olivia Fuks, Wardrobe Assistant
Sarah C. Lucier, Production Assistant
Stanley Love, Production Assistant
Julia Atkinson, Archive Intern

Contact Us:
The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
55 Bethune Street New York, NY 10014
212.229.9200 • info@marthagraham.org


Board of Trustees

Laura J. Gordon, Interim Chairman
Judith G. Schlosser, Chairman Emerita
Inger K. Witter, President
LaRue Allen, Executive Director
Janet Eilber, Artistic Director
Peter Allstrom
Amy Blumenthal
Audra D. Cohen
Neila Fortino
Beau Gage
Inga M. Golay
Jon Gralnick
John Hotta
John R. Keller
Jean-Paul Lafaye
Jayne Millard
Lorraine Oler
Janis Bishop Tripodakis


 

Careers

We’re a growing team.  When there are openings, we list them here.

Directions

By Subway

To 55 Bethune Street: Take the A,C,E, or L to 14th Street. Walk South on 8th Avenue and take a right on Bethune Street.
We are located on the corner of Bethune and Washingtnon Street.

To 316 E 63rd Street: Take the F to 63rd St/Lexington Ave and walk east on 63rd St. Or, take the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, or R train to 59th St/Lexington Ave and walk north to 63rd and then east. We are located on the south side of the street, between First and Second avenues.

By Car

To 316 E 63rd Street: From points north or south, take FDR Drive to Exit 12 (63rd St.). From points east, we are directly across from the Queensboro Bridge. From points west, drive along 59th St. until you get to 1st Ave., then drive north to 63rd St. and turn left. We are located midway down the block on the left.

Resources

For Students of All Ages

Martha Graham Dance Company Study Guide created by the Virginia Arts Festival
Kennedy Center Arts Edge (“A Dancer’s Journal” interactive website for students)

Articles by Graham Artists

Relearning Appalachian Spring by Aaron Sherber
Celebrating the Anti-Heroine by Marnie Thomas Wood
Martha Graham: 20th Century Warrior by Peter Sparling
Martha’s Advanced Class, 1947 by Stuart Hodes
A Dancer Speaks Out: The Untold Story of the Noguchi Sets by Janet Eilber

Additional Web Sources

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Library of Congress
Dance Heritage Coalition
Isamu Noguchi Foundation
PBS American Masters
Kennedy Center Honors
New York Times Articles
Wikipedia article about Martha Graham