Nimbus Dance Works


209 Third Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
County: Hudson


Mr. Samuel M. Pott

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For general operating support of professional dance performances, arts education programs, and community engagement.

Organization Background

Nimbus Dance Works' mission is to create and present innovative dance by bringing together top-tier dancers, choreographers and other collaborators in a dynamic creative environment, creating and delivering impactful work to diverse communities. We engage community members as audiences, participants and learners. Nimbus performs on tour and in our hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey, where we are strongly invested in local audiences schools and partner organizations. For Nimbus, dance is both a vehicle for expressive, collaborative artistry and a force for community empowerment.

In addition to NDW's acclaimed professional dance company, the organization offers programs that serve the community, focused largely on populations underserved by the arts. The School of Nimbus Dance Works, centrally located in Downtown Jersey City was founded in September 2012 and has grown from 12 students to over 120 in just two years. The school provides technically rigorous training in Ballet and Modern Dance and maintains a policy of making dance training available regardless of a family's ability to pay.

Nimbus's "Jersey City Nutcracker", now in its sixth year is one of Hudson County's largest annual performing arts events serving over 3000 audience members, including over 2000 Jersey City school children.

NimbusPresents is a performance series in Downtown Jersey City offering ongoing performing arts events as well as a choroegraphic residency program, the only program of its kind in New Jersey, supporting the next generation of dance artists.

Additional educational programs include offsite programs at six Hoboken and Jersey City public schools, partnerships with St. Joseph's School for the Blind, St. Peter's University and the Dance to Learn program working with 2nd graders from 5 Jersey City schools.

Nimbus Dance Works founder and Artistic Director Samuel Pott has received awards from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, performed as a soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, and teaches and creates dance works as a guest choreographer throughout New York and New Jersey. Founded in 2005, Nimbus now serves more than 12,000 people each year through performances and education programs. Nimbus performs thrughout New Jersey and the Northeast U.S., including appearances at the world-renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music and NJPAC. Nimbus' company dancers are drawn from top companies such as Martha Graham Dance Company, Twyla Tharp Dance, and the Scapino Ballet/Rotterdam.

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