10HL President Carol Byrne noted, "We are honored that the Council has recognized the high artistic standards we have achieved in our nascent five year history by serving the citizens of New Jersey through our extensive programs of performance and education, and our success in extending our footprint nationally and internationally as ambassadors for dance from our home state."
The company's 2017-2018 season features programs and services in 10 states across the US. In New Jersey, the company will debut at That Which Connects Dance Festival, Rutgers University, Camden in August, for the third consecutive year at Dance on the Lawn in September, debut at The Jim Wise Theatre, NJIT in Newark presented by Rutgers' University's Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture & the Modern Experience in October and the Stockton Performing Arts Center in Galloway in November, and continue its educational partnerships with Mason Gross School of the Arts, Raritan Valley Community College and Newark School of the Arts as well as K-12 schools throughout the state and in partnerships with Morris Arts and Young Audiences of NJ/Eastern PA.
Artistic Director Randy James added, "NJSCA has always been the state's imprimatur of excellence in the arts. I am thrilled that they have chosen to invest in our mission and vision. This major grant will enable us to strengthen our infrastructure and leverage additional funding, and speaks to the importance of our work shaping the image of the male role in dance and the power it has to invite important conversations about gender roles."