RyderDance was founded in July 2018 in New York City. Under the artistic direction of Jordan Ryder, RyderDance strives to present dance that is accessible to everyone by weaving humanistic attributes and stories into vivaciously athletic movement. Consequently, the company’s creative force is inspired by pushing the limits of each individual dancer’s facility, both as an athlete and human. Full-bodied dynamic movement is saturated by weaving in human condition and intention. The result is a complex, electric system, created by the infusion of physicality with intense human awareness.
The company's work has been presented at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Bayonne High School, Dixon Place, Jack Crystal Theater, Landmark Loews Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center, Mark O'Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center, Martha Graham Studio Theater, Muriel Schulman Theater at Triskelion Arts, Sam Scripps Studios, and the Tada Theater. With COVID-19, RyderDance has shifted it’s focus from stage to screen and is currently working on a series of short films that will be presented in summer of 2021.
In addition to repertory, RyderDance is growing its educational outreach program by teaching classes and hosting lecture demonstrations in public schools. Click here to learn more about the educational outreach program.
Weekly Research is RyderDance’s company class. This class is divided into three parts, guiding the dancers through both experimentation and direction to explore themselves as athletes and artists. The class reflects the artistic process of RyderDance and highlights the tasks we implement to create work. Click here to learn more and see the current Weekly Research dates.