Choreographer, dancer, and teacher Donald McKayle first came to ADF in 1948 and returned many times over the years to perform and reconstruct such groundbreaking works as Games (1951) and Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder (1959) as well as serving on… read more
Elena Slobodchikova’s first taste of modern dance came in 1997 when her professors at the Moscow State University of Culture suggested she attend ADF/Russia, a mini version of the dance festival.
Since 2006, she has been a Six Week School… read more
The annual ADF Musicians Concert allows our beloved musicians—who accompany every ADF class—to show off their talents. In today’s 80 Faces, longtime ADF musicians Ken Ray Wilemon, Vladimir Espinosa, and ADF Director of Musicians, Andy Hasenpflug, discuss this year’s program… read more
LeeSaar The Company, helmed by partners Lee Sher and Saar Harari, make their American Dance Festival debut in the ADF-commissioned world premiere of Grass and Jackals. The work demonstrates the company’s dynamic and powerful movement language derived from their Gaga… read more
ADF Board Member Curt Myers has enjoyed a lifelong relationship with the American Dance Festival. As the son of Dean Emeritus Martha Myers and Philosopher-In-Residence Gerald Myers, he grew up surrounded by modern dance. He shares his family’s dedication to… read more