Merce Cunningham Trust



City Center Studios
130 West 56th Street
Monday – Friday
12:15 – 1:45 pm
Open Level

Taught by Jennifer Goggans, Carol Teitelbaum, Andrea Weber and other former Cunningham dancers.


Teaching Schedule

Week of july 16th

July 16  -  Carol Teitelbaum
July 17  -  Jennifer Goggans
July 18  -  Jean Freebury
July 19  -  Brandon Collwes
July 20  -  Daniel Roberts

Class Rates

Single Class: $15
Professional Rate: $10
Student Rate: $10
10-Class Card: $100
Payment by cash or check only.

For more information about classes at City Center contact

“Quite simply, my motivation for training in this technique is that it has made me a stronger, smarter dancer for all my other projects. Beyond the functionality as a physical warm-up, the class structure is embedded with ideas central to Cunningham’s artistic legacy.”

Christiana Axelsen
Independent choreographer; dancer for Beth Gill, Molissa Fenley, Michou Szabo, and zoe | juniper

“For a working dancer in the city I have yet to find an environment as connected as the one surrounding these classes. The dancers who attend as well as those who teach provide a connection to our field that is incomparable."

Christiana Axelsen
Independent choreographer; dancer for Beth Gill, Molissa Fenley, Michou Szabo, and zoe | juniper




“I feel that the work has challenged me to be precise and efficient. It has challenged me to be rhythmically clear and exact. I really appreciate that there is never anything extra to be 'put on' or added, and I have to find my own meaning in dancing. It feels like each piece I've learned requires me to step into a different realm.”

Benny Olk
Freelance dancer, currently working with Lucinda Childs Dance Company, Moriah Evans and Daniel Roberts; graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts

“People often wonder what is the best way to support and foster the development of emerging artists. I think the workshops are a great solution. What could be better than working to improve technique and learn prestigious repertory under the direction of insightful and interested coaches? It is a great introduction to the NYC dance scene.”

Andrew Harper
Independent choreographer; graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts


Cunningham Repertory Workshop
led by Brandon Collwes, Daniel Madoff & Daniel Roberts
New York City Center Studios
130 West 56th Street, Studio 5
July 18 - 20, 2018
Join us for a three-day repertory workshop and have the opportunity to learn solo and group material from a wide selection of work. Participants should be able to commit to all three days. Rehearsals will be from 2:00pm - 5:00pm each day, immediately following the regularly scheduled 12:15pm - 1:45pm class. Technique class will be complimentary and required for participants on the days of the workshop.
Daniel Madoff in Event, Brandon Collwes in Event, Daniel Roberts in How To. Photos by Anna Finke (2008), Stephanie Berger (2009), and Tony Dougherty (2003)
Workshop Schedule
July 18 - Daniel Madoff (MCDC 2007 - 2011)
July 19 - Brandon Collwes (MCDC 2006 - 2011)
July 20 - Daniel Roberts (MCDC 2000 - 2005)
To register, please email No audition or application required.
Inlets (1977) Fellowship Workshop
led by Jean Freebury (MCDC 1992 - 2003) and Jamie Scott (MCDC 2009 - 2011)
July 23 - August 10, 2018
Rehearsal Schedule
July 23 - 27 at City Center Studios
July 30 - August 3 at Juilliard
August 6 - 9 at Juilliard
August 10 at Baryshnikov Arts Center