Our Mission

The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation serves as a premiere institutional center for American modern dance, where:


The upcoming generation of contemporary choreographers are nurtured and showcased.


Historic masterworks and new contemporary work of the genre’s greatest artists are preserved and presented.


The American modern dance idiom is exposed to large audiences to be experienced and celebrated.

“The human connection, the moments of trust and simplicity and humanity, are such an essential part of what Paul Taylor looked for and what we do, and that requires knowing each other very well and creating a sense of community onstage. There is always a lot of excitement, enthusiasm and fearlessness, but it is connected to a sense of responsibility that we are a part of something much larger.”

– Artistic Director, Michael Novak

PHOTO CREDITS (top to bottom | left to right) Header photo of Christina Lynch Markham in Changes, Paul B. Goode; dancers in rehearsal, Whitney Browne.

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