Nimbus Dance Works

Address

209 Third Street
The Courtyard
Jersey City, NJ 07302
County: Hudson
http://www.nimbusdanceworks.org

Contact

Mr. Samuel M Pott

Grant Amount

$25,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of Nimbus Dance Works' programmatic offerings, including professional dance performances, arts education initiatives, and community engagement.

Organization Background

Nimbus Dance Works' (NDW) mission is to create and present innovative dance by bringing together top-tier dancers, choreographers and collaborators in a dynamic, creative environment and delivering that work to diverse communities. For 12 years, NDW has been at the forefront of excellence in the arts, community engagement, and impact; we engage community members as audiences, participants and learners by creating space for inclusive arts experiences related to identity, growth, and new possibilities. NDW performs on tour nationally and in our hometown of Jersey City, where we are deeply invested through our School of Nimbus Dance Works, our presenting series NimbusPresents, our outreach company Nimbus2, partnerships with the school district and local colleges and peer arts organizations, and through other longstanding community ties.

The School of NDW offers dance education opportunities that are available to youth from diverse, socioeconomic backgrounds. With classes in ballet, modern, hip hop and performance, NDW energizes youth (and adults) around the art form. Students interested in intensive study participate in NDW's Pre-Professional P program, Nimbus Youth Ensemble, Junior Youth Ensemble, and other opportunities. Our partner program, Opportunity Knocks, is a series of sessions for our pre-professional students to discuss issues related to college preparation, time management, sex ed, and general personal/self development. The vast majority of these students come from low income, culturally diverse backgrounds. Hence, a hallmark of NDW's identity is diversity of participants; we utilize scholarship funds at the School to ensure access to dance education.

NDW's presenting wing also plays an important role in drawing audiences beyond Hudson County to attend arts events by providing a venue and by supporting emerging Hudson County artists with a platform to develop their voices and reputations.

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