Studio: Spaceworks Long Island City

Discipline: Dance

Based In: NYC

Website: Doug Varone and Dancers


Since its founding in 1986, Doug Varone and Dancers has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess. On the concert stage, in opera, theater and on the screen, Varone’s kinetically thrilling dances make essential connections and mine the complexity of the human spirit. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone’s work can take your breath away. 


For the past 29 years, the company’s annual summer intensive workshops at leading universities attract students and professionals from around the country. The company’s multi-discipline residency programs on tour capture their concepts, imagery and techniques across disciplines and for people of all ages and backgrounds, reaching out to audiences in ways that directly relate to their lives and interests.



On tour, the company has performed in more than 100 cities in 45 states across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Stages include:


The Kennedy Center

Lincoln Center

Brooklyn Academy of  Music

San Francisco Performances

London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

Toronto’s Harbourfront

Moscow’s Stanislavsky Theater

The Venice Biennale

The Tokyo


Jacob’s Pillow

American Dance Festivals