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AOM Dance Theatre

The Art of Motion Dance Theatre is a Repertory Company performing original works by Artistic Directors, Olivia Galgano and Lynn Needle and Guest Artists.  Dancers study regularly at AOM and join the Company by invitation. AOMDT has toured theaters throughout the country including:

Jacob's Pillow INSIDE/OUT/Becket, MA
RALPH PUCCI, International, Penthouse/Gallery (Nine)/NYC
ICIA International Composers and Interactive Artists/BCC, NJ
LongHouse Annual Gala/East Hampton, NY
Smithsonian/Washington DC
Lincoln Center/NYC
The Wildlife Conservatory/Bronx Zoo/NYC
Smithsonian/Washington DC
Lincoln Center/NYC
DNA-Dance New Amsterdam/NYC 
MMAC-Manhattan Movement Arts Center/NYC
Hunter College/NYC
92nd Street Y/NYC
The Hatch/NYC
Earth Celebrations/Christopher Street Pier/NYC
Bergen Community College/NJ
Rider University/NJ
Rutgers University/NJ
Ramapo College/NJ
Dance in the Desert Festival 2010/2011 Las Vegas
Art of Motion, Inc./NJ
Longhouse Reserve/NY


Hunter College
Connecticut College/CT
Washington University/MO
Bergen Community College/NJ
Montclair State University/NJ
Ramapo College/NJ
College of Southern Nevada/NV
Public High Schools-Arts in Residence Programs/NJ/CT/NYC
Trinity Laban/London,UK


The Art of Motion Dance Theatre has toured and performed throughout the metropolitan region. Including teaching master workshops internationally and performing at Festivals in Washington D.C., and Las Vegas.


Ayla Hitron, Courtney Karam, Austin Jarred, Claudine Ranieri, Jessica LaVorgna, M.A. Taylor, Michael Sean Prendergast, Janette DIshuk, Rebecca Baalback, Maiko Kaotaka, Melanie Ax, Lynn Needle with guest artists, Annie Hickman, Kent Lindemer


WHITE ORCHID/Greensleeves Quartet
FOREST/Franz/Speer and Freidemann  Group Work (7+)
BRCA/GENOME/Original Score/Marcel Quartet with large corps up to 16
LUNA/Delibes solo
EQUINOX/Verdi trio
DYING SWAN/Sansens solo
Sing, Sing, Sing/Benny Goodman (7)
MONARCH/Stevie Wonderl solo or duet
PAPILLON SUITE/Philip Glass/Stevie Wonder quintet plus soloist
HAUNTED/Dinu Ghezzo/Film/John Crawford solo
ONDINE/Orignial Score trio 
CHAIR DANCE/Ragtime/All That Jazz (8)
IMPROMPTU/Schubert (With permission of Claudia Gitelman) solo
REALM/John T. LaBarbera and Steve Gorn duet
WIth Permission of Lynn Needle and Kent Lindemer, duet repertory,
ORPHIC DESCENT/Dinu Ghezzo duet
CRYING OUT INTO/Dinu Ghezzo duet
HYPERBOLAE/John T. LaBarbera
OZONE/Sigur Ros/duet
REALM/John T. LaBarbera and Steve Gorn
SHAKTI/Mickey Hart/Trio

Upcoming Performances

AOMDT is participating in a Preview of the Booking Dance Festival in Bryant Park, NYC, July 4th. The performance will be 2 - 3:30 pm

Past Performances

The AOMDT performs at Lackland Performing Arts Center DANCE FEST at Centenary College, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ April 5, 2014 at 8:00PM. Wine and cheese reception honoring Dr. Ruth Grauert at 6:30PM.
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AOMDT Performs at the Allen Room/Jazz
at Lincoln Center - Friday night, January 10, 2014
Excerpts from HEAVEN and EARTH and AOMDT Repertoire

An Evening of Live International Music and Dance
November 8,9th, 2013
AOM Studio Theatre 8:00PM
$20/Advance $25/Door
Featuring guest artists from Italy and the ICIA
International Composers and Interactive Artists and AOM Faculty and AOMDT

October 17, 2013
Ciccone Theatre BCC 7:30PM

September 26, 2013
Ladies Night Out!
Ridgewood 7PM

"An Homage to Dinu Ghezzo" NYU/Loewe Theater August 7, 2013 8:00PM. Performances by NYU faculty, alumni, and guest artists including Lynn Needle and Kent Lindemer.

The Art of Motion Dance Theatre will be performing at Jacob's Pillow's Inside/Out Festival on July 3rd! The company will premiere HEAVEN & EARTH, a delight for the senses, featuring costume design and construction by Annie Hickman. More information is available on the Jacob's Pillow website. We hope to see you there!
Jacob's Pillow Dance Schedule

July 3, 2013
Beckett, Massachussetts
INSIDE/OUT Festival 6:00PM

June 13, 2013
AOM Spring Concert "Graduation Ball and Celebration of Americana"
Featuring AOM Students
BCC Ciccone Theatre
6:00 & 8:00PM

June 9, 2013
AOM Spring Fling
Featuring AOM Terpsichore, GLEE, Hip Hop and Vocal Students
AOM Studio Theatre

AOM Yoga Impromptu Escape Yoga Retreat
May 30-June 3, 2013
Ritz Carlton Montego Bay, Jamaica

Wallington High School Arts Day
Master Classes and School time Performance
March 28, 2013

Art of Motion Street Crew

ICIA: International Composers and Interactive Artist presents Rememberance & Renewal
A Holocaust Remembrance Week Event
Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:30 p.m. Ciccone Theatre
Free Admission
Featuring Lynn Needle in HAUNTED and the AOMDT in PAPILLON SUITE
Music by: Dinu Ghezzo, Stevie Wonder and Philip Glass
Costume Design and Construction by Annie Hickman
Performed by: Lynn Needle, Ayla Hitron, Janette Dishuk, Courtney
Karam, Austin Jarred, Jessica LaVorgna and Annie Hickman

AOMDT at Ralph Pucci International Gallery "SHAKTI" Choreography by Lynn Needle. Performed by Austin Jarred, Courtney Karam, and Lynn Needle. Costumes by Annie Hickman. Bansari Flute by Steve Gorn. Special thanks to Annie Hickman Allynn Gooen and Lisa Rubin. — at Ralph Pucci Showroom.



Shakti at LongHouse Reserve
Wall Street Journal Review




Ars Nova 2011: Building Dreams (Press Release)


Nikolais Centennial Alumni Concert: Dec. 2010
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