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Residencies & Workshops

The Nikolais/Louis technique is based on the philosophy that the undertaking of dance training is not a simple or singular event, but a lifelong investement in personal enrichment.

  • Vision

    Study of motion as the basics of the dance art.

  • Philosophy

    The Nikolais/Louis technique is based on the philosophy that the undertaking of dance training is not a simple or singular event, but a lifelong investment in personal enrichment.

  • Creative Process

    The concept of the “Unique Gesture” is ideally a profound dance concept in that it combines the body, mind and spirit.

the nikolais/louis training and teachings

Repertory Workshops

College and University Residencies.

Master Classes: Technique, Improvisation and Composition.

Performances and Touring (Full evening of Nikolais works performed by The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company)

Licensing a Dance




We also offer a variety of residencies and master classes focused on the development of dance as a performing art. The classes are given in the Nikolais/Louis tradition and include technique, improvisation, composition and repertory.

  • DANCE COMPANIES
    • Ballet Met
    • BalletCompagnie Oldenburg
    • Cleveland Ballet
    • Dallas Ballet
    • Europa Danse Company
    • The Dance Dimension
    • The Hamburg Opera
    • Janis Brenner and Dancers
    • Introdans
    • Jose Limon Dance Company
    • Lewitzky Dance Company
    • Patrick Dupont, Paris Opera
    • Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
    • The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
    • The Royal Danish Ballet
    • The Scottish Ballet
  • UNIVERSITIES
    • Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Roma
    • ACES Educational Center for the Arts
    • Barnard College
    • Bates College
    • Boston Conservatory at Berklee
    • Brigham Young University
    • Bryn Mawr College
    • DeSales University
    • CalArts California Institute for the Arts
    • Chandler Gilbert Community College
    • CND Centre National de la Danse
    • Conservatoire National Supérieur de la Danse de Paris
    • CNDC Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, Angers
    • CSDMA Conservatorio Superior de Danza "María de Ávila", Madrid
    • Faculdade de Dança Angel Vianna, Brazil
    • Florida State University
    • George Mason University
    • GHAA Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
    • High Tech High School, Secaucus NJ
    • Howard Community College
    • Hunter College
    • Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute
    • Juilliard
    • Le Pont Supérieur - Pays de la Loire, France
    • Marymount Manhattan College
    • Middle Tennessee State University
    • Montclair State University
    • Muhlenberg College
    • New York University
    • Ohio University
    • Palermo Danza
    • Rutgers University
    • Shanandoah University
    • Southern Utah University
    • Trinity College
    • Tulane University
    • UNIRIO Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    • University of Saint Joseph, Connecticut
    • University of Utah
    • UW-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts
    • University of Washington, Seattle
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Valencia College
    • Washington Univerisy of St Louis

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