Revered as one of the greatest artists of the 20th -century, Martha Graham created a movement language based upon the expressive capacity of the human body. In 1926, Graham began teaching a group of dancers drawn to her creative work, which led to the establishment of the Martha Graham School.
In 1980, the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) formed, bringing official accreditation to dance institutions. NASD adopted Graham’s term “Professional Studio School” to denote the independent dance studios that teach to professional standards.
Alumni of the Martha Graham School join the ranks of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Jose Limón Dance Company, the Buglisi Dance Theater, Rioult Dance, the Battery Dance Company, Broadway, and many other companies throughout the world.