The Broadway Dance Lab, Inc.


$100,000 for 2 years

Awarded: February 21, 2019

Creative Process

For its Lab Cycles and a residency at The Pocantico Center for female choreographers

$50,000 for 1 year

Awarded: May 23, 2016

Creative Process

For its 2016 Lab Cycle.

About the Grantee

  • Three people in a dance studio, each crouched near the floor, leaning on one hand.
    Choreographer Ephrat Asherie working with the Dance Lab New York ensemble during her 2019 Lab Cycle residency. (Photo by Francisco Graciano.)

Broadway Dance Lab, better known as Dance Lab New York (DLNY), provides choreographers with the essential elements they need—dancers, space, and time—to craft new work and advance the art of dance.

DLNY’s core program is the Lab Cycle, which offers choreographers structured rehearsal time in an expansive studio space, complete with a rehearsal director and a curated ensemble of professional dancers who are secured with contracts, competitive salaries, and insurance.

Filmed and Edited by Eric Mann, Unreel Films

In 2019, DLNY summer Lab Cycle choreographer Ephrat Asherie followed a week of creative incubation in Manhattan with additional time at The Pocantico Center. She described the residency experience as an opportunity where “everyone is detached from distraction and ... we can be attentive to the task at hand: to work on new choreographic ideas.”