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Upcoming Performances

Lower East Side Earth Celebration Pageant NYC 

May 12th, 2018  
Earth Celebrations under the Direction of Felicia Young
6th Street East River Park, NY, NY

Engaging Communities to Generate Ecological &
Social Change Through the Arts

Bergen Dance Makers

May 19, 20th at 7:30PM  

102 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Tickets $10-$20/RSVP 201.652.5800/AOM

New Works by AOM Artistic Directors Lynn Needle and Olivia Galgano and AOM Faculty Nikki Manx, Claire Porter, Nai-Ni Chen, Kent Lindemer and others


Our AOM YOUTH DIVISION is performing at HACPAC on June 24th at 3:00pm in a concert entitled "From BAROQUE TO BROADWAY".

Call Art of Motion at 201.652.5800 or email for ticket information.

Past Performances

Freespace Dance 2018 40+
Saturday, April 21st at 8pm
The Space at Yoga Mechanics Montclair
107 Forest Street Suite 3 Montclair, NJ 07042

Big Five-0 celebrating 50 years at Bergen Community College Ciccone Theatre April 25, 2018 at 7:30PM

Tickets $15/Senior/Student Discounts Lynn Needle and Janette Dishuk premiering "Meditations" for Ron Mazurek Scholarship Gala

Art of Motion Studio Theatre presents "Love Letters" By A. R. Gurney Starring: Sally Ann Tumas & Stephen Innocenzi

Live Piano, Vocals, and Dance

featuring Wendy Lane Bailey (Vocalist), Janette Dishuk & M.A. Taylor (AOMDT) with Gabriel Plotkin (Jazz Pianist)

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 5:00PM-7:00PM

Art of Motion Studio Theatre

Complimentary Parking, Refreshments, Theatre, Music and Dance

Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce's annual "Downtown for the Holidays"/Ridgewood Tree Lighting, Friday Dec. 1, 2017 7:00-7:30PM AOM Student Dancers and Singers will be performing at Ridgewood Avenue and Broad Street on the Big Stage at the TREE!

Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce's annual "Downtown for the Holidays" FESTIVITIES, Saturday, December 2, 2017 12:15PM AOM Student Dancers and Singers will be performing at COLUMBIA BANK, 60 South Broad Street, Ridgewood, NJ with SANTA CLAUS AOMJPE presents excerpt from THE NUTCRACKER, BABES IN TOYLAND and Holiday vocal music!

AOM Faculty, Nikki Manx performs with Hillsdale Youth Dance Ensemble, Sunday, December 24, 2017, Christmas Eve Mass at 4:00PM at St. John's, 69 Valley Street, Hillsdale, NJ

AOM Studio School Student Open Class observation week - December 14th - 21st for families of AOM Students

AOM Students performed a "Thriller" Flashmob in Van Neste Square Park at 1PM as part of the Ridgewood's "Halloween in the Park" event on Saturday, October 28th, 2017

AOM faculty Nikki Manx and student Sofia Lepis participated in the third annual Joan's Joy Festival in Hillsdale, NJ on September 23rd, 2017 to celebrate the legacy of Joan D'Alessandro, a 7 year old who lost her life in 1973. Dozens came together as a new engraving was added to a statue in her honor at the Hillsdale Train Station.

AOM presents "Fantasia"
Saturday, June 10th at 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Bergen Community College's Ciccone Theatre
400 Paramus Rd. Paramus, NJ

AOMDT and guests perform in AIDA as guests with the VERISMO OPERA at BergenPAC
April 23, 2017 at 3:00PM
Choreography by Lynn Needle in collaboration with Olivia Galgano. AOM students will also be featured.
30 North Van Brundt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

AOM WINTER/SPRING 2017 Semester Begins January 9, 2017

Dance New Jersey "Show Up & Dance"
Date: January 22, 2017 Location: Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ Event Details: Show Up & Dance is an opportunity for AOMJPE dancers to perform and showcase their work among other professional and pre-professional dancers and choreographers from throughout the state of NJ. Performance fee TBD. Parent volunteers will be needed.

January 29, 2017 - Lynn Needle, Olivia Galgano and AOM along with Michael Parloff and Parlance Chamber Concerts are honored by the Ridgewood Arts Council at FISH. Cocktails and light food 4-6:00PM. More info.

A Winter's Night Fundraiser and Party Silent Auction, Food, Refreshments, Music Featuring Dance and Vocal Performances

Sunday, December 18th 6:00-8:00PM

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Downtown for the Holidays 2016 Friday, December 2nd, 2016 during the Tree Lighting Celebration 7:00PM AOM Vocal Students and guests perform on Ridgewood Avenue/North Broad Street
AOM OPEN STUDIO and HOLIDAY CLASS DEMONSTRATIONS December 12-16, 2016 All Classes Family and Friends invited to observe, RSVP Required
DancEdNJ & Art of Motion present:

DancEdNJ on the Move for Studio Owners and Independent Programs
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Art of Motion
17 Chestnut Street
2nd floor
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Come together with fellow New Jersey studio owners and teaching artists to learn, share and network about topics that affect all dance environments.

Registration deadline: October 28, 2016

Free to DanceNJ Members - $60 non-members

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Congrats on a fantastic performance! La Boutique Fantasque, June 2016
Photos by Jon Sienkiewicz

Ridgewood MAYOR'S good life Health and Wellness Festival Van Neste Square Park September 25, 2016 12:00PM Featuring AOM Junior Performance Ensemble in Excerpts from Coppelia
AOM Master Class with Annmarie Mazzini from Paul Taylor Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:45-9:00PM RSVP Required
Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Networking Event at Serendipity Labs 45 North Broad Street, Ridgewood, NJ Monday, October 17th, 2016 6:00PM-8:00PM Featuring AOM Vocal Students

La Boutique Fantasque

Saturday June 11, 2016 / 1:00PM and 4:00PM


May 6, 2016 8:00PM
6 South Monroe Street

For Information/Tickets: Linda Combs/AOMDT Company Manager 201.652.5800

AOMDT APAP Showcase AOM Studio Theatre The Performing Arts Building 17 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor Ridgewood, NJ 07450 January 17, 2016 at 7:00PM RSVP 201.652.5800

AOMDT performs at RALPH PUCCI Penthouse among John Koga Sculptures

March 10, 2016 6:00-8:00PM

44 West 18th Street, Floor 12 NY, NY 10011

AOMDT APAP Showcase AOM Studio Theatre The Performing Arts Building 17 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor Ridgewood, NJ 07450 January 17, 2016 at 7:00PM RSVP 201.652.5800

Downtown for the Holidays/30th Annual Tree Lighting

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00PM

Featuring AOM Vocal Students under the Direction of Sally Ann Tumas-Skoric


December 14-18, 2015

Featuring all AOM dancers. Open Class Observation for Family & Friends

The AOMDT will be performing at the
St. John's Arts Festival

November 13, 2015 Hillsdale, NJ Time 7:00PM

BROADWAY TODAY at Bergen Community College featuring Performances by AOM Faculty, Sally Ann Tumas, AOMDT Principals: Gabriel Alvarez, Janette Dishuk, Romainson Romain, apprentice Lizzie Cumbo and AOM Students Purchase Tickets - Purchase Tickets

SAVE THE DATE: 40+Showcase Saturday, October 17th at 8PM and Sunday, October 18th, at 4PM at The Space in Montclair

AOM students with faculty Tony Landa will be performing at Walk to the Beat in Nyack, NY on July 18

Art of Motion is pleased to announce the Annual Spring Concert: The Four Seasons
Please join us on Thursday, June 11, 2015
6PM Open Dress 8PM Curtain
The Ciccone Theater Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
Tickets $20, Senior and Children under 12 $15


"Art of Motion" in collaboration with ....

A DISNEY Salute! 2015
Celebrate the legacy of music associated with Walt Disney Featuring NJ Choral Society and AOM!
March 7, 2015 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM
March 8, 2015 at 3:00PM
Immaculate Heart Academy
Washington Township, NJ

Garden State Opera presents "Le Villi"
featuring Puccini's classic and AOMDT Principals and guests
October 26, 2014 at Caldwell University/Student Center Auditorium at 4:00PM 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ

Featuring AOM Vocal Students
December, 5, 2014 at 6:30PM Broad Street and Ridgewood Avenue

Saturday, December 6, 13, 20th at 10:30AM Featuring AOM Triple Threat Students Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, NJ

FROM STUDIO TO STAGE - A Holiday Concert featuring AOM Dance, Vocal and Triple Threat Students
Sunday, December 21, 2014 3:00PM Woman's Club of Ridgewood 215 West Ridgewood Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Tickets $20 Adults $15 Seniors $10 Students

ARS NOVA 2014 - "The World on A String"
October 16, 2014 at 7:30PM Bergen Community College and the BCC music and dance program present an evening of live music and dance featuring the AOMDT and guests.
Tickets $15/$5 Students/$10 Seniors 201.447.7428

Spring Concert — Stage and Screen
June 12, 6 and 8pm, The Ciccone Theater

Spring Fling
June 22, at Art of Motion Studio Theatre
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Ars Electronica March
13, 2014 7:30 PM BCC Ciccone Theatre For more info see

AOM Studio School presents PINOCCHIO

December 22, 2013 at 4:00PM
Hopkins Hall Theatre Northern Highlands Regional High School

March 9, 2014 4:00PM
Hopkins Hall Theatre

An Evening of Live Music and Dance Featuring Guest Artists from Italy, AOM Faculty and AOMDT
November 8,9th, 2013
AOM Studio Theatre 8:00PM
Tickets $20.00/Advance $25/Door

Bergen Community College and ARS NOVA present DUET/The Power of Two

October 17 7:30PM. Featuring work and performances by Lynn Needle, Olivia Galgano, Janette Dishuk, Gabriel Alvarez, Erick Rios and BCC faculty.

Jacob's Pillow's Inside/Out Festival 2013

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photo © 2013 Lois Greenfield

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

Art of Motion's Annual Spring Fling 2013

Art of Motion presents its annual Spring Fling on Sunday afternoon, June 9th at 4:00PM in the Art of Motion Studio Theatre.

Graduation Ball and an Homage to America

Art of Motion is proud to present the Spring Concert -- Graduation Ball and an Homage to America! Come celebrate with us and watch the AOM students perform on June 13th at Bergen Community College!

Winter Concert

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Art of Motion celebrated our ten year anniversary with our Winter Concert on December 16th at 4:00PM! Thank you for joining us to honor the best of the past ten years at this special event.

The Sleeping Beauty 2012

Art of Motion presents A Grimm's Fairy Tale The Sleeping Beauty  at the Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College on Thursday, June 14 at 6:00PM Open Dress Rehearsal and 8:00PM Performance.  In the year 1812 two brothers named Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm joined together to write a series of stories for children, which later became the Grimm's Fairy Tales.  The Ballet premiered in 1890, original choreography by Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky.  Artistic Directors, Olviia Galgano, Lynn Needle and AOM faculty Sally Kane and Austin Jarred and Sue Braisted bring this classic tale to life in three acts with a few innovative twists.

Art of Motion's Annual Spring Fling 2012

Art of Motion presents its annual Spring Fling in two Acts featuring students from the early childhood TERPSICHORE program and the vocal students.  Act I will feature the TERPSICHORE Dance Concert on  Sunday afternoon, June 3 at 3:00PM in the Art of Motion Studio Theatre.  Act II will feature the Spring Fli ng Vocal Recital  Sunday afternoon, at 4:30PM in the AOM StudioTheatre.

Alice In Wonderland 2011

On Thursday, June 16th 2011, at  6pm and 8pm at Bergen County Community Collage, Ciccone Theater Art of Motion' presented their Annual Spring Dance Concert, a One-Act Ballet of Alice in Wonderland inspired by Lewis Carrol, Walt Disney, and Tim Burton with a modern spin. There was a performance featuring the AOM Ensemble with original choreography by Artistic Director, Olivia Galgano entitled "Valse Fantasie" and "Papillon Suite" by Artistic Director, Lynn Needle.  The evening was funded in part by a grant from the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.  

A Nutcracker Suite 2011

On December 16th, 2012 at 4:00PM, at the Hopkins Theatre at Northern Highlands Regional High School, Artistic Directors Olivia Galgano and Lynn Needle presented the students of their professional training program at Art of Motion in "A Nutcracker Suite". With performances by over 60 students and faculty, plus featured performances by Guest Artists including Janette Dishuk, Austin Jarred, M.A. Taylor, and more, Art of Motion's modern take on this traditional holiday story was a performance that captured the holiday spirit. 

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