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Upcoming Events, engagements & Performances

OSAD/BSLF/EOP Reunion (private event)

Garth Fagan Dance Studios, 50 Chestnut St. Rochester NY 14623 Floor 3

Friday, July 19th, 6pm

For more info and other OSAD/BSLF/EOP events, click here


July 19


2024 Summer Movement Institute

Culmination Performance

Garth Fagan Dance Studios, 50 Chestnut St. Rochester NY 14623 Floor 3

Saturday, July 27th, 3:00pm

Summer Movement Institute is a three week intensive at Garth Fagan Dance. Students age 13 and up will learn the philosophy and intricacies of this contemporary movement led by Garth Fagan Dance company members. They will experience the Fagan Technique, Composition, and Repertory through instruction in 4 classes per day, 5 days per week. The program will also include: ​classes and lectures on nutrition, music appreciation, mentoring by company members, field trips, and a final student showcase performance.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the door.


July 27


2024 Rochester Fringe Festival

Garth Fagan Dance Studios, 50 Chestnut St. Rochester NY 14623 Floor 3

Thursday, Sept 12th at 7:30pm; Friday, Sept 13th at 7:30pm; Saturday, Sept 14th at 3pm; Thursday, Sept 19th at 7:30pm; Friday Sept 20th at 7:30pm; Saturday, Sept 21st at 3pm

Since debuting in 2012, the Fringe has drawn more than 750,000 visitors from all over the world to more than 5,000 diverse performances and events. In fact, Rochester’s not-for-profit Fringe has become one of the largest and most successful fringe festivals in the nation, the largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival in New York State, and one of the region’s most anticipated festivals each year. Garth Fagan Dance has been part of the Rochester Fringe Festival for every year that it has been active.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on the Rochester Fringe Festival website (Not Yet Active).



Saturdays September


Joyce Theater

Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, October 29th through Sunday, November 3rd;

7:30pm evening performances; 2:30pm matinee performances

Garth Fagan Dance is thrilled and proud to be returning to the Joyce Theater after our successful and NY Bessie-nominated company last performed there in November 2022. 

Tickets will be available on the Joyce website.









2024 Home Showcase

Monroe Community College, East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY

December 5-8, Time TBD

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are not yet available



Past Notable Performances/engagements

Finger Lake Opera's World Premeire of  'Two Corners'

Monroe Community College, East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Two Corners explores the friendship between Florine, a black woman, and her childhood friend Sarah, a white woman, in rural Alabama during the Civil Rights Era. Can their friendship survive or was their friendship a part of their imagination? In this one-act, multi-media production, Norwood 'PJ' Pennewell has choreographed intermezzo sections of which Sabrina Cmelak will portray young Sarah, and Kiara Jolie Haywood will portray young Florine. 


June 28


June 30


First Friday Rochester, June

Garth Fagan Dance Studios, 50 Chestnut St. Rochester NY 14623 Floor 3

Friday, June 7th, 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

First Friday is a monthly citywide gallery night that encourages collaboration between art venues in Rochester, NY. Join us at GFD Studios (50 Chestnut St.) on May 3rd from 7-8:30pm for an intimate glimpse, where our Artistic Director, Norwood "PJ" Pennewell, will present class progressions and the rehearsal process. Our Executive Director, Natalie Rogers-Cropper, will lead a 15-minute guided talk. Let's grow the Rochester Art Scene Together!

Admission is FREE, no ticket required. For more information, click here.


June 7


Garth Fagan is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Rochester Institute of Technology 


May 10


Image Description: Garth Fagan Receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology - Photo by Travis LaCoss


April 5,


Image Description: Dancer Destiny Felder performing solo 'Dance Psalmody 69' from Never Top 40 (1985)  - Photo by Mike Micciche 


March 13


Image Description: Garth Fagan Legacy Day Itinerary Poster - Photo of Mr. Fagan by Matt Wittmeyer

Jan 11


Jan 13


Image Description: Dancers Daria Clarke and John Crim in 'The Rite of Spring' - Photo by Nicolina Scibona 

Book The Company

If you are interested in booking the company for a performance or lecture demonstration or a masterclass in your venue/community, please feel free to contact our representative, Rachel Cohen of Cadence Arts Network, Inc. at General inquiries about current repertoire, technical riders, and sample excerpts, contact GFD Executive Assistant, Alec Shiman, at

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