Go deep inside the creative process with 2014's Harkness Dance Festival,STRIPPED/DRESSED. Featuring five dance companies as innovative as they are eclectic, this year's festival has been curated by the inimitably talented artist-in-residence Doug Varone.

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Dance Educators! Find out more about our Harkness Dance Festival Educator Intensive,a unique opportunity to study with the minds and talents of Harkness Dance Festival performers.

All performances take place in 92Y's intimate performance space, Buttenwieser Hall.

As Director of 92nd Street Y's Harkness Dance Center, John-Mario brings his talents and experience as a dancer in the companies of Pilobolus, Rebecca Stenn, From the Horse's Mouth, Daman Harun, Erin Dudley, Lisa Giobbi, Nikolais and Louis, Shapiro and Smith, Janis Brenner, Anna Sokolow and Bill Cratty. Also a talented choreographer, John-Mario's work has appeared in New York City at LaMaMa, NYU Steinhardt, Movement Research at Judson Church, 92YTribeca, Dance Theatre Workshop, Columbia University, ABC No Rio, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The Asia Society, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, as well as at universities throughout the country. Previously, he served as Director of Education at New York City Ballet, and received his MA in Dance and Dance Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MFA in Dance Performance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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