Laurie Foundation for the Performing Arts

  • NY


New York
United States

About Us

Founded in 2003 by Nancy Laurie, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself through both its exceptionally talented corps of sixteen dancers and its concurrent emphasis on acquiring and commissioning new works by the world’s most sought-after choreographers.

Under the Artistic Direction of Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Cedar Lake offers a wide-ranging spectrum of repertory, including works by Alexander Ekman, Hofesh Shechter, Crystal Pite, Jacopo Godani, Angelin Preljocaj, Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Jo Strømgren, Regina van Berkel and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Repertoire also includes dance installations by Pouffer that breakdown the barrier between performer and audience creating a one of a kind dance experience.

Through their daring, athletic movement and integration of ballet into contemporary and popular forms, the dancers of Cedar Lake take audiences on a choreographic journey that explores the infinite possibilities of movement and multimedia. Upcoming works for 2012-13 include Indigo Rose by Jiří Kylián and new works by Julie Bour and Andonis Foniadakis.

Our Mission

Cedar Lake is a contemporary ballet company dedicated to the continued development of dance by providing choreographers a comprehensive environment for creation as well as curating work for presentation to a worldwide audience.

Cedar Lake was recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2011.