A Note from the Artistic Director Nancy Turano
NJDTE is entering its 49 th season providing excellence in pre-professional dance education. We are thrilled to welcome Barbara Carocci as NJDTE Executive Director and Francesca Harper as Artistic Director of MIP®, two brilliant individuals who bring tremendous international experience and leadership to our organization. NJDTE is expanding its presence as a hub for dance in Summit, NJ, NYC metro area, nationally and internationally and our mission has taken on new dimensions in the 2017- 2018 season. We continue to bring world-class artists to Summit with AiR®, a contemporary artist-in-residence program, and with our 4th season of INKUBATE®, a series of site-specific performances in collaboration with Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit. NJDTE continues to increase our reach with new weekday classes and community outreach, while offering a unique voice to the region’s rich cultural landscape. We are deeply grateful to all our contributors, board of directors, staff, artists, dancers and all the phenomenal individuals who support our organization. I look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon.
Warm regards,
New Programs 2018
This winter, we introduced three new classes to our Summit Studios that are a wonderful addition to our programming.

  • Pre-K Creative Dance: Ages 3-4 on Wednesdays 9:45-11am | Are you interested in Wednesday Adult Ballet Class and have a 3-4 year old child that may like to take our new Creative Dance Class with Sydney Thornell at the same time?

  • Boys Hip Hop: Ages 10-13 on Fridays 3:30-4:30pm | Taught by David Suarez

  • Performing Health Masterclass with Dr. Adrienne Stevens on February 15, 2018 | Dr. Stevens taught a special masterclass to our Level 3 NJDTE dancers focusing on the importance of warming up, Theraband exercises for injury prevention and discussions of the body, self-image, self-love and kindness to others. Dr. Stevens also writes a monthly blog in collaboration with NJDTE on her website, www.performinghealth.com.
Pre-K Creative Dance Class with Sydney Thornell
Boys Hip Hop with David Suarez
New Repertory for NJDTE Ensemble!

2018 i Balli di Primavera
World Premieres:
“Turning Tides” by Loni Landon
“Pyrite” by Breton-Tyner Bryan

NJDTE’s spring show, i Balli di Primavera, features two new works from master contemporary choreographers: Breton Tyner-Bryan and Loni Landon. Breton has taught master classes for Ensemble and “Pyrite” is her first work for NJDTE. Loni also choreographed “A Shift to the Side” for NJDTE in 2013. She will be on our MIP® and MIP2® faculty, and an AiR® resident artist in May. 
2018 MIP® and SDI Audition Tour
NJDTE is expanding its reach! NJDTE completed a five city audition tour to recruit dancers for our four summer programs; Movement Invention Project®, Movement Invention Project 2®, NJDTE Summer Dance Intensive and Young Dancers Program.

  • MIP® Auditions toured at Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Ballet Hispanico, NYC and Visceral Dance, Chicago. New Artistic Director Francesca Harper also joins MIP® this year for its 10th anniversary! The 2018 program will be at Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC.

  • MIP2® Auditions were at Visceral Dance, Chicago, NYC and NJDTE Studios in Summit, NJ. The 2018 will be at Ballet Hispanico in NYC.

  • NJDTE SDI & YDP Auditions were in NYC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Chicago and at our NJDTE Studios in NJ.
MIP® Auditions at Ballet Hispanico in NYC.
Spotlight: AiR® Program & Contemporary Masterclasses
NJDTE s Artist-in-Residence (AiR®) program offers rehearsal space to four innovative, contemporary choreographers who teach Contemporary Masterclasses and choreograph for NJDTE students.

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May 2018
Spring Events
Saturday, March 17 at 12-12:30pm | Summit Senior Citizen Home NJDTE Senior Soloists

Sunday, March 18 at 3-5pm | Dance Union Festival, Hamilton Stage in Rahway

Saturday, April 14 at 3-5pm | NJPAC in Your Community Ailey Masterclass at NJDTE

Sunday, April 15 at 4pm | Peridance Performance, NYC

Friday, May 4 at 8pm | NJSCA Fellowship, SOPAC

Saturday, May 12 at 3-5pm | i Balli di Primavera , Montclair

Sunday, June 10 at 3pm | Dancers Scholarship Fund Performance at NJDTE
NJDTE Dancers performing "Warriors." Photo by Veranika Antanevich
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