Building community through movement, Eryc Taylor Dance (est. 2006) is a New York City based not-for-profit organization with a mission to advance appreciation of movement through creating and presenting original performances, conducting master classes, and curating movement based community outreach.
Formed in 2015, ETD Outreach, is a division created to focus on using dance as a healing modality. Since its inception, ETD Outreach has worked directly with NYU Langone, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Felix Organization, PROMESA Senior Centers, Acacia Network, Lantern Community Services, CUCS, & Odyssey House. Current programming includes 17 weekly workshops, all at different housing sites from Brooklyn to the Bronx.
Eryc Taylor Dance performs and tours globally thanks to sponsorship from MAC Cosmetics, Google Nonprofits, Amazon, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, The Joyce Theater, and more. The Company has performed at venues such as the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Joyce Soho, Theater, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater (NYC), New York Live Arts, Armando Manzanero Teatro and Teatro José Peón Contreras (Merida, Mexico), Martha Graham Studio Theater, Bryant Park Theater, Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY), Busan Cultural Center (Busan, South Korea), and Province Lands Outdoor Amphitheater (Cape Cod, MA).
Artistic Director, Eryc Taylor, is driven through collaboration. Every season the company seeks out unique artists working from costume design to photography to music composition. Eryc's love of collaboration has fostered strong relationships and produced beautiful work. Some of these artists include Scooter LaForge, David Kagen, Lois Greenfield, Rachel Neville, Steven Menendez, and Gerald Busby.