The rumors are true! So You Think You Can Dance choreographer…
|A Special Project with Sonya Tayeh
– Nigel Lythgoe, So You Think You Can Dance
Sonya, I am so proud to say, is going to [collaborate with] the Martha Graham Company, which just makes me so proud.
|The rumors are true! Jazz / Contemporary choreographer Sonya Tayeh is working with Martha Graham Dance Company on a special project.
Sonya Tayeh’s cutting edge work makes her one of the most sought-after choreographers of her generation.
Tayeh graduated with a BFA in dance from Wayne State University and has since gone on to win many accolades for her choreography, including the Lucille Lortel award and the Obie award for her work on David Henry Hwang’s “Kung Fu”, for which she also received a Drama Desk nomination and the title of “Woman of Wayne” from her hometown’s Detroit Arts Council.
An Emmy-nominee from FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, Sonya has also worked with Madonna, Florence and the Machine, Kylie Minogue, and Miley Cyrus (Director/Choreographer of 2011′s “Gypsy Heart” Tour).
Stage credits include Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The Last Goodbye (Old Globe, Williamstown); Spring Awakening (San Jose Repertory Theatre); Walk For Water (Cirque du Soleil); “Wave”, “Next Wave” and “Quartet” (Los Angeles Ballet); “The Root of Me”, “Endurance To Move”, and “Battles” (Tayeh Dance Company), and pieces for various universities.
Sonya’s passion for teaching has taken her around the world, where she leads master classes and workshops nationally and internationally. She has appeared on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine and was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in the same year.
Choreographing for the Martha Graham Dance Company is truly a dream come true, and she is elated and honored to be a part of this project.
The Company jet sets to Italy, Greece and Turkey this summer!
June 25: Rome, Italy – Festival Internazionale di Villa Adriana, Tivoli (tickets here)
June 27: Gardone Riviera, Italy – Vittoriale Festival, Teatro del Vittoriale (tickets here)
July 5: Nafplion
July 7-8: Thessaloniki, Greece – Moni Lazariston Festival
July 10: Ithaca, Greece – Nautical Lyceum Vathi
July 12: Athens, Greece – The Odeon of Herodes Atticus
July 17: Izmir, Turkey – International Izmir Festival, Culturepark Open-air Theatre (tickets here)
Visit our Tickets+Events page for updates!
||This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International
in partnership with the National Endowment fort he Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Xiaochuan Xie and Ben Schultz in Martha Graham’s The Rite of Spring. Photo by Sinru Ku.
Auditions will be held July 12, 2014 for the Graham 2 company and Full Time Programs
The Martha Graham School invite you to audition for our Full Time Programs and Graham 2 company.
Audition Location: 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor
Please arrive a half hour before your audition time to fill out an application form.
There is a $10 fee for each audition.
(Dancers must join a full time program to be in Graham 2.)
For more information contract Virginie Mécène, Graham 2 Artistic Director at 212-838-5886, ex. 203, or email@example.com.
Mark your Calendar for the
Three-Week Winter Intensive:
Dec 29, 2014 – Jan 16, 2015
Please complete the Winter Intensive Registration Form
NOTE: You may type your information into the PDF, but you will not be able to save this file.
To submit form, PRINT a copy of the completed form, and submit to:
Mail: Martha Graham School, 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10014
Fax: 212-838-0339, or
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (advanced computer users may print to PDF)
Access the full Winter Intensive Class Schedule by clicking here!
Photo: Graham 2 performs Temptations of the Moon. Photo by Antonia K Miranda.
Graham 2 New York Season:
May 28 – 31 at Martha Graham Studio Theater
Check regularly for more updates.
pre-professional dance company is comprised of the most advanced students of the Martha Graham School. Its mission is threefold: To bring fresh energy, passion, and vision to the brilliant tradition of Martha Graham; to bring the Graham tradition to a younger audience, smaller venues, and to cultural communities; to be a spring board for young dancers to enter professional dance world.Dancers are selected from among the hundreds of students from around the world who study at the Martha Graham School. While in Graham 2, dancers are supported by a scholarship, receive stipends for performances and may be given the opportunity to perform with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Eighty five percent of the current Martha Graham Company began as members of Graham 2. Under the direction and coaching of its Artistic Director, Virginie Mecene, Graham 2 performs Graham’s repertory as well as works of guest choreographers such as Robert Battle, Pascal Rioult, Kun-Yang Lin, Robert Cohan, and Darshan Singh Bhuller. Graham 2 has performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company at New York City Center and The Joyce Theater and has an annual performance season at the Martha Graham Studio Theater. The troupe also has performed at leading New York venues including The 92 Street Y, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, LaGuardia Community College, Iona College, and other cities such as Baltimore, MD, Wintergreen, VA, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Barcelona, Spain. Committed to its education outreach program Graham 2 performs for more than 3,000 public school children each year. Graham 2 was originally created by Yuriko at the request of Martha Graham in 1983 under the name of Martha Graham Ensemble.