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 January 15th

January 15  -  Jamie Scott @ BAC
January 16  -  Brandon Collwes @ BAC
January 17  -  Carol Teitelbaum
January 18  -  Dylan Crossman
January 19  -  Jean Freebury
Class on Monday & Tuesday, 1/15 & 1/16, will be at Baryshnikov Arts Center, studio 6A, located at 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018

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


University of Wisconsin, Madison  -  Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison MinEvent
staged by Carol Teitelbaum (1986 - 1993)
February 8 - 10 & 15 - 17, 2018
Interlochen Center for the Arts  -  Interlochen, MI
Changing Steps (1973) excerpts
staged by Dylan Crossman (2009 - 2011)
March 2 - 3, 2018


Dhaka Art Summit  -  Dhaka, Bangladesh
Field Dances (1963) Workshop
conducted by Silas Riener (2007 - 2011)
February 1 - 3, 2018