The Company

Mission/Vision

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.

The Board

Board of Directors

Jennifer Muller
President

Eileen Gallagher
Chair

Brian McIver
Board Advocate

Christopher Barberesi

Valerie Blasi

Cindi Cook

Mark J.P. Liebman

Victor Ledezma

Heather Metcalf

Ernest Miller III

Rory Riggs

Susan Sofronas

Wei Tsay

 

Advisors to the Board

Edward Agostini
Chair Emeritus

Deborah Greenhut
Chair Emeritus

Dr. Gary E. Hayes
Chair Emeritus

Board of Associates

Henrietta de Veer & John Updegraff

Len Steinbach

Photo by Carol Rosegg

Photo by Carol Rosegg

 

Artistic Council

Jennifer Muller

John Brooks

Gen Hashimoto

Seiko Fujita

 

Staff

Katy Neely

Cynthia Liu

Dancers

Alexandre Balmain

Sonja Chung

Elise King

Michelle Tara Lynch

Shiho Tanaka

Sy Gaskin (Apprentice)

Marquise Hitchcock (Apprentice)

Boonyarith Pankamdech (Apprentice)

 
Classic Muller photo from Lovers; Photo by Lavolé

Classic Muller photo from Lovers; Photo by Lavolé