Mediterranean Tour

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.

Graham 2 Audition

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

Graham 2 Season

Click hereto learn more about our upcoming performances!

Graham 2 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.

For information about booking Graham 2, contact Virginie Mécène, Graham 2 Artistic Director at 212-838-5886, ex. 203, or

Reviews : Oberon’s Grove | Broadway World | NYC Dance StuffRoberta on the Arts 


Martha Graham Dance Company Auditions

Audition Facebook Post

Martha Graham Dance Company is hosting auditions for male and female dancers:

April 12 – 12:00pm-6:00pm
(Registration starts at 11:00am on April 12)

APRIL 13 — Call backs: 12:00PM-5:00pm


Martha Graham Studio Theater
Westbeth, 55 Bethune Street, 11TH Floor
New York, NY 10014

The Martha Graham Dance Company is seeking strong dancers with a broad range of current performance techniques as well as the Graham Technique.  The Company guarantees 26-30 weeks of work per year to its core group of dancers.  Dancers of the Graham Company are members of the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO.

You must register to guarantee a place at the audition.

INITIAL WORK PERIOD: Dancers must be available for rehearsals beginning as early as May 2014.  Further work with the Company is contingent on the initial work period.  Dancers must be performance-ready and available immediately for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions to perform in the US or abroad.

Registration Fee: $25

  • Registration fee is not required for current members of AGMA
  • Registration fee is not required for participants in the Pre-Audition Workshop on April 11
  • Registration fee is not refundable

We must receive the registration fee before April 10 in order to guarantee a space at the audition.  Admission at the door will be limited to space availability.

Click here to register!


AGMA Members: Please register directly via email, by contacting Tadej Brdnik at

For additional information contact Tadej Brdnik:, with subject 2014 AUDITION


WOMEN: Hiring women at AGMA apprentice level or level appropriate to experience.

Must be experienced in a range of current dance techniques as well as advanced Martha Graham Technique.

  • Must be available for rehearsals in March, 2013 and for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.

Dancers should arrive warmed-up, hair tied back completely, in dancewear without baggy warm-up clothes.  Make-up is recommended.  Bring a photo with resume, email address and contact numbers.

MEN: Hiring men at AGMA apprentice level or level appropriate to experience.

Height: 5’11” or taller.

  • Must be experienced in a range of current dance techniques as well as have some experience in the Martha Graham Technique.
  • Must be available for rehearsals beginning March 2013 and for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.

All dancers should be warmed-up, with long hair tied back and in dance wear without baggy warm-up clothes.
All dancers must bring an additional photo with resume, email address and contact numbers to the audition.

Pre-Audition Workshop Facebook Post
For more info on the Martha Graham Dance Company 2014 Pre-Audition Workshop, visit
On April 12, we will offer a Technique Class from 9:30 – 11:00am for $15.

Photo: (top) Martha Graham Dance Company in The Rite of Spring; Photo by Sinru Ku; (bottom) Lloyd Mayor in Echo; Photo by COSTAS.

2014 Pre-audition Workshop

Everything you need to prepare for the 2014 Auditions:

April 11 – 12:30 – 4:30pm


Martha Graham Studio Theater,
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, NY 10014

The Pre-Audition Workshop will preview choreography and physical vocabulary for the Martha Graham Dance Company Audition (April 12th-13th) with movement from the Company’s current repertory by Martha Graham, Nacho Duato, Andonis Foniadakis, Larry Keigwin and others.

You must pre-register to guarantee a place at the pre-audition workshop.

Registration fee includes the $25 audition registration fee.

For additional information contact Tadej Brdnik:, with subject PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP.

For more info on the Martha Graham Dance Company 2014 Audition, visit

Click here to register!



April 12 – 9-10:30am


Martha Graham Studio Theater,
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, NY 10014


Click here to register!


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Photo: (top) Lloyd Mayor in Echo; Photo by COSTAS; (bottom) Martha Graham Dance Company in The Rite of Spring; Photo by Sinru Ku.

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Masterclass with Andonis Foniadakis 3/22


Master class with guest choreographer Andonis Foniadakis

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Masterclass with Foniadakis


 $30 Master class


 $65   Master class  +  Preferred ticket to opening night at NY City Center including the World Premiere of Foniadakis’s new work, Echo on 3.19.14 (package valued is $95)

Foniadakis’s movement vocabulary is built on smooth speed and accuracy. His class works to achieve this quality by first loosening the pelvis and chest through a series of floor exercises and spirals and then moving to larger more complex phrases, focusing on the fluidity of its execution. Appropriate for professional and pre-professional dancers with advanced modern, ballet, or contemporary training. Space is limited.

Click here to register!

Contact Tadej Brdnik at with questions.

Andonis Echo Highlights from Christian Mortensen on Vimeo.
Marco Williams, Producer/Director, Hiptruth Productions



Tickets for New York City Center 3/19 – 3/22


Websit Post

The Martha Graham Dance Company returns to New York City Center for a four-evening engagement March 19-22, 2014. The Company brings exciting premieres by international stars Nacho Duato and Andonis Foniadakis along with the new one-act production of Graham’s Clytemnestra. Join in the 70th Anniversary celebration of Appalachian Spring and the 30th of Graham’s stunning The Rite of Spring, as well as an opening night gala performance with special guests.

Opening Night Gala
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 pm
Great Moments from the new one-Act Clytemnestra
World Premiere of Echo by Andonis Foniadakis
and other Special Guests

Program A
Friday, March 21, 8:00 pm
One-Act Clytemnestra
World Premiere, Echo by Andonis Foniadakis
Maple Leaf Rag

Program B
Thursday March 20 and Saturday, March 22, both at 8:00 pm
Appalachian Spring
World Premiere, Depak Ine, Nacho Duato
The Rite of Spring

Tickets available now. Visit


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Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Email for information. 


One-Act Clytemnestra (Opening Night and Program A)
Clytemnesta: Katherine Crockett
Messenger: Lloyd Knight
Hades: Ben Schultz
Helen: Natasha Diamond-Walker
Athena: Xiaochuan Xie
Nightwatchman: Lorenzo Pagano
Agamemnon: Tadej Brdnik
Electra: Blakeley White-McGuire
Orestes: Abdiel Jacobsen
Agisthus: Maurizio Nardi
Iphigenia: Mariya Dashkina Maddux
Cassandra: PeiJu Chien-Pott

Maple Leaf Rag (Program A)
Lead Couple: Ying Xin, Lloyd Knight
with Katherine Crockett and the Full Company

Appalachian Spring (Program B)
Bride: Blakeley White-McGuire (March 20), Mariya Dashkina Maddux (March 22)
Husbandman: Abdiel Jacobsen (March 20), Lloyd Mayor (March 22)
Preacher: Lloyd Knight (March 20), Maurizio Nardi (March 22)
Pioneering Woman: Katherine Crockett (March 20), Natasha Diamond-Walker (March 22)
Followers: Tamisha Guy, Ying Xin, Charlotte Landreau, Xiaochuan Xie (both programs)

The Rite of Spring (Program B)
Chosen One: Xiaochuan Xie (March 20), Blakeley White-McGuire (March 22)
Shaman: Ben Schultz
With the Full Company

Echo by Andonis Foniadakis
Featuring PeiJu Chien-Pott, Lloyd Mayor, Lorenzo Pagano
With Tadej Brdnik, Mariya Dashkina Maddux, Natasha Diamond-Walker, Lloyd Knight, Ben Schultz, Xiaochuan Xie, Ying Xin

Depak Ine by Nacho Duato
Tadej Brdnik, PeiJu Chien-Pott, Natasha Diamond-Walker, Abdiel Jacobsen, Lloyd Knight, Lloyd Mayor, Lorenzo Pagano, Ben Schultz, Blakeley White-McGuire, Ying Xin
Photo: Katherine Crockett as Clytemnestra by Hibbard Nash Photography

GrahamDeconstructed: Cave of the Heart

GrahamDeconstructed- Cave Jan 2013

Join us in the Studio Theater this January for GrahamDeconstructed: Cave of the Heart, an open rehearsal  of a 20th Century masterwork.  Premiered in 1946, Cave of the Heart, Graham’s abstract re-imagining of the Medea legend, was years in the  making. Details of the collaboration between Graham, the composer Samuel Barber and sculptor Isamu Noguchi will be illustrated with a performance of the work itself.

Casting: Miki Orihara as Medea, Tadej Brdnik as Jason, and Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch as The Chorus
Spoken introduction by Artistic Director Janet Eilber

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor  (at Washington Street) NYC

7:00 pm each night
Space for walk-ins is limited, but we welcome you!

You helped us Kickstart Graham!

Kickstarter Eblast WE DID IT
UPDATE: Thanks for your help. We reached the goal, and we are so grateful to our friends and supporters. This collaboration is going to be fantastic, and we cannot wait to bring it to the stage!
Yes, we’re doing it too — launching a grassroots fundraising effort on Kickstarter.  

All of us at Graham are so enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed choreographer Nacho Duato that we are determined to help find the needed support.

Hear the details from our dancers:

It’s risky to create new art and an expensive proposition. But if we can raise seed money from hundreds of small donations, we think it will inspire others.

The dancers have come up with many creative rewards to give you access to their rehearsal process — even if you are on the other side of the world.  

Our Kickstarter campaign runs for only 30 days. 

We hope you will be part of it!

Janet Eilber Signature

Photo Credits: Hibbard Nash Photography