Holiday 2010

Volume 4, Issue 2




NDI's New Home in Harlem!

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It has long been the dream of Founder Jacques d'Amboise and Artistic Director Ellen Weinstein to find a permanent home for NDI and to establish the Center for Learning and the Arts. NDI is now poised to make this dream a reality with the purchase and build-out of 18,000 square feet of space in Harlem's former PS90, at 220 West 148th Street.  CLICK HERE.


Give the gift of NDI this Holiday Season!

oliday ThumbA letter from NDI Board Member Kathy Mele.

Dear Friends of NDI,

My family and I have supported National Dance Institute since Jacques d'Amboise created it almost 35 years ago. I followed my mother onto the Board, and since then, NDI has become my passion.
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NDI will honor Alec Baldwin, Cisco at Annual Gala

lec BaldwinOn April 4, 2011, friends, family and supporters will gather at the Best Buy Theater for NDI's Annual Gala, featuring cocktails, dinner and performances by children of National Dance Institute.  The evening will honor the accomplishments of veteran actor Alec Baldwin, and recognize Cisco's extraordinary advancements in the field of telecommunications.


NDI Celebration Team dancers perform throughout the city

areer Transitions for DancersNDI advanced team dancers have had a busy fall, performing November 8 as the opening act of the star-studded Career Transitions for Dancers Gala, and returning to exuberant audiences at their annual Symphony Space performance November 13, part of the Just Kidding Series. 

NDI dancers, alumni, and teaching artist Bianca Johnson also returned to the plaza of CBS News' "The Early Show," appearing live with weather anchor Lonnie Quinn bBS The Early Showefore a national viewing audience.

Recent Press

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Wall Street Journal: 
NDI at Home In Harlem

New York Times ArtsBeat:
National Dance Institute Finds a New Home

Crain's New York:
Dance Group Gets Own Home in Harlem

National Dance Institute gets a New Home in Harlem

Wall Street Journal:
A "Nutcraker" Stage Dynasty

The Story of Ballet, Danced by 'Apollo's Angels'


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