Jennifer Muller/The Works (JMTW) was founded in 1974 to support the vision and creativity of Jennifer Muller, creating new work and reaching the widest audience possible by performing and touring the Muller repertory in NYC, the US and abroad. The Works is deeply committed to mentoring creativity in all forms, teaching professionally-oriented students, conducting arts awareness and community outreach programs for adults and youth of all ages, and advocating for the relevance and appreciation of dance to promote the validity of individual expression and cross-cultural understanding.
About the Company
Jennifer Muller/The Works, celebrating its 43rd Anniversary, has electrified world audiences with its passionate work and superb dancers in 39 countries on four continents, 30 States in the USA and produced 26 NYC Seasons at City Center, the Joyce, Cedar Lake and New York Live Arts among others. JMTW has performed at major theaters and festivals worldwide, spanning hemispheres from Buenos Aires to Montreal and circumnavigating the globe from Shanghai to Moscow, with performances in Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Rome and Amsterdam to name a few. In 2017, appearances included Harbin, Tianjin and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.
A byword for diversity since its inception, JMTW performs work that celebrates the human spirit with the belief that dance can promote cross-cultural understanding and act as a catalyst for positive change. JMTW presents exhilarating dances that showcase emotional authenticity and social consciousness. In the US, JMTW has appeared in venues such as Lincoln and Kennedy Centers, Jacob’s Pillow, Alice Tully Hall, Jacob Javits Center, the United Nations, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center and St. Louis’ Spring to Dance Festival among many others. In New York City, festivals include Bryant and Battery Park, Hudson Valley, Fire Island, Summer in the Square and Central Park Summerstage.
Devoted to mentoring creativity in all its forms, educating youth and serving the community with vital outreach, JMTW’s education programs - Faces of Wonder and Imagine That! - reach over 4,000 NYC youth, professionally-oriented students and mentor 50 emerging choreographers annually. JMTW conducts residencies throughout the US and abroad. Over the last few years, students have performed Muller’s work at the University of Iowa, Long Island University (Brooklyn), Jacksonville University; UC Santa Barbara, Central Connecticut State University and LaGuardia Community College, with additional residencies in California, Virginia and Brazil. Company alumni that have founded dance companies include Ronald K. Brown, Young Soon Kim, Pascal Rekoert, Michael Jahoda, Maria Naidu, Leda Meredith and Christopher Pilafian.
Board of Directors
Mark J.P. Liebman
Ernest Miller III
Advisors to the Board
Dr. Gary E. Hayes
Board of Associates
Henrietta de Veer & John Updegraff
Michelle Tara Lynch
Sy Gaskin (Apprentice)
Marquise Hitchcock (Apprentice)
Boonyarith Pankamdech (Apprentice)