Polaris Project


In 2022 the Paul Taylor Dance Company returned to Lincoln Center to celebrate “A New Era” with two weeks of dazzling performances. To ensure all those who wanted to could celebrate with us, we launched the Polaris Project to offer tickets, pre-performance workshops, Q&As, and other resources to a wide range of community organizations, schools, and their families. Participants described the experience as transformative, inspiring, educational, and inclusive. It was a great success and we are thrilled to be doing it again.

The Polaris Project offers unique arts education opportunities for everyone through the lens of Paul Taylor’s works. Through the Polaris Project, participants are able to serve their constituents by offering them affordable access to live performances and other activities. These vital enrichment experiences help foster a sense of community and inclusion while providing a vehicle for creative engagement and self-expression.

We invite you to learn more about the Polaris Project and what it means to become a Polaris Project Partner.


  • For more information on this program and offerings please contact Elisabeth Robert, Polaris Project Manager:

    [email protected]

  • A BroaderWay
    Adelphi University
    All Souls
    Ballet and Beyond
    Baruch College
    Buckley Country Day School
    Cora Dance
    CUNY – English Dept.
    DeSales University
    Dorill Initiative
    Eva Janiszewski Ballet
    Good+ Foundation
    Henry Street Settlement
    Jack and Jill of America – Nassau County
    Jose Limon Dance Foundation
    Kaufman Music Center
    Marymount College
    Poly Prep
    Rosie’s Theater Kids
    School of American Ballet
    Special Music School High School
    STEM from Dance
    Steps Dance Youth Program
    Stuyvesant High School
    Success Charter Schools
    The Ailey School
    The Dalton School
    The Ivy Hill Vailsburg Center
    The Nightingale Bamford School
    The Police Athletic League (PALS)
    The Spence School
    Unbreakable Courage Ministries
    Vassar College
    Wadleigh Secondary School
    Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s

  • APR 1–JUNE 30: Priority Registration for Founding Partners
    JULY 1: Open Registration begins
    AUG 15: Pre-performance workshops begin
    OCT 31–NOV 12: Lincoln Center performances

  • To register for Polaris Project this fall, please fill out the form found here.

Become a Polaris Project Partner

We seek to partner with non-profit organizations, charter schools, independent schools, universities, dance schools, music programs, religious organizations, and other community organizations to unlock access to a world where dance, art, and music create endless possibilities for discovery and connection.

We ask:

  • Have you been looking for ways to bring enrichment opportunities to your school, community, or organization?
  • Would you like to make the art of dance accessible, educational, and meaningful but don’t think you have the resources or time to do so?
  • Do you love dance but don’t know how to fit it into your role as a teacher or community leader?

If you answered “YES” to just one of these questions, the Paul Taylor Dance Company is ready to partner with you and welcome you to the Polaris Project.

Polaris Project Partner Benefits

Polaris Project Partner benefits include:

  • Tickets to our fall 2023 Lincoln Center season which runs from October 31 – November 12
  • Pre-performance workshops and enrichment activities tailored to your community, led by expert Taylor teaching-artists
  • Post-performance Q&A sessions
  • Season guides with an introduction to the Paul Taylor Dance Company, descriptions of dances you will see in the theater, and tools to explore the dances and their themes
  • Individualized enrichment activities throughout the year
  • AGAIN FOR $10: access to purchase subsequent performance tickets for $10 using a special code.

Pre-Performance Enrichment Activities

  • Pre Performance Workshops: through a movement portion, video, and discussion, participants learn cultural and historical context for the dances they will see in the theater. These workshops take place in the partner’s space.

  • Post Performance Talkbacks provide an opportunity for your group to meet Taylor dancers, engage in discussion and reflect on the total experience. These talkbacks take place in the theater immediately following the performance.

  • The Professional Development Workshop at the Taylor Studios  enables teachers and group leaders to learn about the modern dance genre. The accompanying study guide offers best practices with lessons and resources that enable teachers to sustain arts learning.

  • Developed for participating partners and their leaders, The Study Guide is designed to be adapted and customized to individual instructor needs and curricula agenda. The resources in the Guide include source material, critical thought provokers, and links to a wealth of video documentation.

For more information on this program and offerings please contact
Elisabeth Robert, Polaris Project Manager at 646-214-5814 or [email protected].

PHOTO CREDITS All photos courtesy of the Taylor School.

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