American Dance Institute

  • NY


135 W 26th St
Suite 4a
New York
United States

About Us


Founded in 1999 as a dance school, in 2010 ADI reimagined how it could use its resources to fill gaps in established support structures in the American contemporary dance field and build new audiences for the art form. Now in its 5th performance season, ADI has become a leading dance presenter in the DC area and offers artist-centered programs with a national focus, including one of the most sought after residency opportunities in the dance field – ADI Incubator. As the organization grows, it continues to adapt, building programs to strengthen the national dance and performance field and supporting the development of artists, new work, and new audiences. 


ADI Performance Series presents performances of leading contemporary dance artists and companies with the goal of growing audiences for contemporary performance in the DC area. 

ADI Incubator, a nationally recognized late-stage residency program, provides mid-career and established artists generously resourced production residencies to support the critical final stages of the creation of new work.

ADI/NYC will support artists’ work in New York City with multiple-week Incubator residencies and premiere performances.

The Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography awards one choreographer each year commissioning funds, fee-free fiscal sponsorship, a presentation, and marketing and development support for the creation of a new work. 

ADI Future Artists Initiative addresses the lack of racial diversity in American dance by offering multi-year flexible scholarships to talented young dancers.