Artistic Director

Photo by: Steven Menendez

Photo by: Steven Menendez

Eryc Taylor holds a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa, and an MFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Eryc Taylor has studied abroad at both the London Contemporary School of Dance and the Centre de Danse du Marais in Paris. Taylor has been awarded several major scholarships, including residency at Jacob’s Pillow, and spent two years with Merce Cunningham's Junior Ensemble (RUG). He is currently on the University of the Arts Alumni Council.

Taylor has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, Group Motion, Paul Taylor, Milton Meyers, Sean Curran and Gus Solomons Jr, and strongly believes in artistic collaboration. With Eryc Taylor Dance, he has worked closely with Chris Annas-Lee, Mark Beard, Gerald Busby, Simon Hayes (Swarm Intelligence), Sidney Grant, Scooter LaForge, Salomon Lerner, Laura Peterson, Daniel Tobias, and Stephan Michael Smith, to name a few.

Taylor's choreography has been presented worldwide in many different forms. He is known for creating site specific dance installations as well as having produced summer dance festivals in Martha’s Vineyard called, "Dance Martha Dance!" Taylor’s work has also appeared at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Joyce Soho, The Second Avenue Dance Theater, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, NYC, New York Live Arts, Armando Manzanero Teatro (Merida, Mexico) and most recently at Martha Graham Dance Theater and Teatro José Peón Contreras (Mérida, Mexico).

On top of his work as Artistic Director of Eryc Taylor Dance, Eryc is also the Director of ETD Outreach. ETD Outreach is a curated community outreach program that works to better society through the healing powers of dance.  Currently, ETD Outreach has weekly residencies with Hour Children, The Acacia Network, Odyssey House, PGCMH (Post Graduate Center for Mental Health), Lantern, and NYU Langone. Eryc also gives out three annual New Choreography Grants (ETD/NCG). The ETD/NCG began in 2012 and has since given grants to twelve aspiring NYC-based choreographers.

Taylor continues to explore the endless possibilities of dance, both in performance and outreach.