Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Battery Dance Corporation

Artisically Excellent. Socially Relevant.

aka Battery Dance

New York, NY


Battery Dance connects the world through dance. The Company pursues artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world's stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching people of all ages with special attention to the disadvantaged and areas of conflict. Battery Dance is committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in New York City, extending programming throughout the U.S., and building bridges worldwide through international cultural exchange.

Ruling Year


President & Artistic Director

Mr. Jonathan Hollander

Vice President & COO

Mr. Emad Salem

Main Address

380 Broadway 5th Floor

New York, NY 10013 USA


dance,music,youth,education,New York City, Lower Manhattan,creativity,rehearsal space,performing arts,





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Dance (A62)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Single Organization Support (A11)

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Arts in Education

Battery Dance Festival

New York Season + Performance Series

Dancing to Connect International

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Battery Dance's goal is to connect the world through dance, to provide all people with access to dance, and to build social cohesion through dance.

Battery Dance utilizes an array of programs to accomplish its goals. The Battery Dance Festival showcases a diverse array of dance companies from around the world to the NYC community free of charge every year. The Dancing to Connect program, which is implemented internationally and in NYC public schools, uses dance creativity workshops and performance to build confidence, teamwork and listening skills, leadership, and understanding among participants and audience members. As a service to the greater performing arts community, the Studio Share Program provides low-cost rehearsal space to other groups, while the Cultural Diplomacy Toolkit provides free access to all the details of Battery Dance's international tours. Our New York season, which presents Battery Dance's new choreographic works, provides audiences a chance to see the artistry of the Company, while engaging them in though provoking repertoire inspired by our work in the United States and abroad. Finally, our Combating Islamophobia program tours the United States to build bridges with artists from the Middle East.

Battery Dance is a leader in dance for social impact programming. With a 41+ year track-record, the Company has shown time and again its dedication to Artistic Excellence and Social Relevance and to impact, innovation, and to tackling some of the most urgent social issues of our time.This is why Battery Dance continues to be supported through grants from local, state, and federal agencies, international governments, and major foundations and corporations.

Battery Dance utilizes a number of evaluation methods to measure progress in achieving our goals. For our Dancing to Connect programs, we utilize pre and post program outcome based questionnaires to measure changes in a variety of indicators that range focused on youth development and conflict resolution. For the Battery Dance Festival, we utilize audience questionnaires to measure responsiveness and learning. We also utilize qualitative methods of evaluation in many of our programs, from in-depth interviews to small focus groups.

Battery Dance has been to over 70 countries worldwide and has impacted over 10,000 youth internationally and over 70,000 audience members. In New York city, free dance education programs have been provided to nearly 300,000 students and 500,000 audience members. The studio share program services 400 performing arts organizations per year.

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Battery Dance Corporation

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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