Dance ICONS is a global network for choreographers of all levels of experience, nationalities, and genres. We offer a cloud-based platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, inspiration, and debate. Dance ICONS is based in Washington, D.C., and serves choreographers the world over.
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"I totally endorse the formation of such a conduit of information and creativity."
-- Debbie Allen, Hollywood film, television and stage choreographer, Los Angeles
"YES to ICONS! It’s hard getting information on dance industries from all over the world. ICONS will help."
-- Sunhwa Chung, Contemporary Dance Company Choreographer, New York/Korea
"This organization’s birth in America and specific focus on choreography advancement is of particular interest to me, my company and many teachers."
-- Sylvana Christopher, Modern Dance Choreographer, Washington, D.C.
"People are craving to be more connected to other choreographers … to network with other choreographers in other troupes in other countries and connect people in a seamless one stop website for all."
-- Ramaris German, Independent Latin Dance Choreographer, New York City
"Choreographers need a platform to share info on venues, festivals, and other opportunities to present their works. I am joining to connect with other choreographers, share my vision and info about opportunities and resources."
-- Ludovic Jolivet, Dance Film Independent Choreographer, Los Angeles
"With ICONS we can share what’s going on in our creative world without leaving our own homes."
-- Asanga Domask, Sri Lankan Dance Choreographer, Bethesda, Md.
"As a young, aspiring choreographer, I would love to be part of such an organization — it would help me find important professional connections and mentors."
-- Cecily Lo, Student Choreographer, Tufts University, Boston, Mass.
"This is an international digital gateway for choreographers from around the world to communicate and inspire each other."
-- Sergey Sergiev, Contemporary Ballet Emerging Choreographer, Indianapolis
"This is particularly needed for areas with not very robust dance scenes ... providing the opportunity to engage with peers from outside their dance community."
-- Ayelet Haran, Emerging Modern Dance Choreographer, Washington, D.C./Israel
"A useful tool for connecting and sharing a wealth of creative and artistic knowledge amongst fellow choreographers."
-- Maurice Jonson, Independent Hip-Hop choreographer, Washington, D.C.
"This is an excellent idea! There is no better way than to exchange information and interact with other choreographers in this day and age than a digital platform."
-- Francesca Janacek, Contemporary Dance Independent Choreographer, Los Angeles, CA
"It would be helpful for connecting artists."
-- Cynthia Word, Isadora Duncan re-stager and choreographer, Chevy Chase, Md.
"The mentorship alone is worth its weight in gold. The opportunity to connect seasoned choreographers with emerging dancemakers all over the world has the potential to make great things happen in the dance world."
-- Julia Smith, graduate student in choreography, Bethesda, Md.
"Long needed innovative network platform to make the world of choreographers much smaller, their art connections so much richer, and the gaps in the creative space of dance choreography way narrower."
-- Desi Jordanoff, Bulgarian Folk Dance Company Choreographer, Washington, D.C./Bulgaria
"This is clearly the mode of communication of the present and future. It only makes sense that we use this platform to share ideas and news about the dance world as well."
-- Kathryn Harris Banks, Contact Improvisation/Independent Choreographer, Washington, D.C.
"A treasure to have at the tips of your fingers … one place, on the Internet, for a variety of resources and connecting with fellow artists."
-- Nancy Flores, Independent Ballroom Dance Choreographer, AEA, SAG, AGMA, Washington, D.C.