Marie-Christine Giordano Dance (MCGD) has a two-fold mission that embraces both artistic expression and education.
MCGD strongly believes that dance is a much needed expressive, healing, and unfying art form. The company presents thoughtful and deeply moving pieces that explore the differing texture of dancing and the complex landscape of the human heart. In addition to presentations in leading cultural venues, MCGD uses dance and movement forms at classes with Brooklyn?s young people to convey positive messages of hope, accomplishment, and community that go well beyond language and cultural differences.
Marie-Christine Giordano, founder and artistic director of Marie-Christine Giordano Dance studied ballet with Beatrix Consuelo in Geneva and Marika Besobrasowa in Monte Carlo. She was awarded a Swiss Scholarship to the Alvin Ailey School and a Merit Scholarship from the Martha Graham Center. She earned her Professional Trainee Certificate in the Martha Graham technique and performed with the Martha Graham Company in New York and on tour internationally. She has choreographed and danced commissioned works for performance in New York and Switzerland and is the recipient of grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. She has created a unique modern dance training technique and Giordano Alignment, which she has taught as a faculty member at Broadway Dance Center, the Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Intensives and internationally. She is a founder and instructor of an outreach program in New York public school system and is the Salon Series Curator for MCGD.