One of the most famous and dynamic modern dance ensembles of our time, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has been innovating and transforming the art form of modern dance since 1954. Founded by cultural icon and legendary dancemaker Paul Taylor, the 16-member Company houses 64 years of Taylor’s unrivaled creativity and over a dozen contemporary commissions. Known for multi-disciplinary collaborations, passionate expression, and thrilling athleticism, the Company has performed in more than 500 cities in 64 countries, representing the United States at arts festivals in more than 40 countries and touring extensively under the aegis of the U.S. Department of State, and continues boldly into the future under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Novak.
The Taylor School, founded more than 30 years ago, teaches children and adults the astonishing artistry and athleticism for which the Taylor Company is known throughout the world. From the youngest mover to the most advanced level, Taylor students learn progressively more advanced modern technique in the Taylor style while continuing to develop their individual creative voices as dancemakers. Open Level classes are offered for adults, and daily technique classes are offered at the professional level taught by current Company members as well as distinguished Taylor alumni. In addition, The Taylor School offers full-day Summer Camps for younger dancers, and summer and winter intensives geared for students from around the world interested in a more in-depth study of Taylor style and repertory. To find out more about The Taylor School, please visit the website at www.ptamd.org/school