The Martha Graham School’s leading educational outreach program, Teens@Graham, offers aspiring dancers ages 10-18 the opportunity to improve vocational skills and academic performance through study of the Graham Technique, composition, and repertory.
The School’s emphasis on teens directly stems from Martha Graham’s philosophical approach to her artistry. The emotional self and psychological inner landscape resonate with teens as they transition from child- to adulthood. Independence, empowerment, and expression are central themes across Teens@Graham programming.
Teens@Graham is led by former Martha Graham Company principal dancer, Tadej Brdnik.
The mission of the conservatory-based Young Artists Program is to further teens’ development as artists using the Graham Technique and Repertory as a foundation for study. Dance serves as a platform for personal and creative exploration and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Year-round Pre-Teens@Graham Program ages 10–12 as of the 2017-2018 school year are invited to join us at the Martha Graham School for a specially crafted dance-training program targeting pre-teen dance development.
The All-City Panorama project provides public school students ages 13-18 from all five boroughs the opportunity to perform Martha Graham’s seminal work, Panorama.
Our Intensive programs are offered throughout the year, and are designed for teens and pre-teens who wish to progress rapidly in the Graham Technique as well as other techniques and styles.