Alison Cook Beatty Dance (formally ACB Dance Company) was founded in 2012. The company is a classically based modern dance company exploring the universal human condition through expansive and emotionally driven movement grounded in American modern dance, while exploring new approaches to finding unique movement. The healing and transformational power of the arts inspires the company to work with diverse groups within the community, in addition to collaborative efforts with other artists. Under the artistic direction of Alison Cook-Beatty, her choreography has been commissioned by companies such as Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Carolina Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School NYC, Opera Dolce, The Boston Conservatory, Fort Hamilton High School, and NYU. Ms. Cook-Beatty has been awarded the 2013 sjDANCEco Award for Artistic Merit & Best Choreography, as well as a grants from the Milford Fine Arts Council and New Haven Fine Arts Council in CT, residencies from the Putney School in VT, the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Award and matching fund grants from Assets for Artists, JP Morgan Chase Foundation , and Societe Generale. The company has received support from W Foundation, American Endowment Foundation, The Heidtke Foundation, and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund.
The company has performed throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, California, Vermont, Washington D.C., and continues its rehearsal, performance, and community outreach events for 2017. In New York the company has performed at New York Live Arts, Ailey Citigroup Theater,, SUNY Purchase, DUMBO Dance Festival, PMT Series, Triskelion Arts Center, the Secret Theater, the Astoria Dance Festival, Genesis Dance Project, Dixon Place, the Hatch Series, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, GREENSPACE, the Schermerhorn Theater, the 92nd Street Y, NYU Frederick Loewe Theater, The Riverside Theatre, The Martha Graham Studio Theater, The Theater at The 14th Street Y, Battery Dance Festival, C.O.W. Theater, Hunter College, The Chappaqua Library, The Metropolitan Playhouse, Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, City Center Studios, GK Arts Center, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, POP: Performance Opportunity Project Series, in part of Devices 4: Choreographic Showcase under the mentorship of Doug Varone, and Ballet Hispanico Studios.
Away from New York the Company has performed at The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., San Jose State University in CA, Built On Stilts-Martha’s Vineyard Dance Festival and Harvard Arts First Festival in Massachusetts, and AS220 in Rhode Island. In Vermont the Company has performed and taught at the Putney School, Manlius Pebble Hill School, The Morse Black Box Theatre at St. Johnsbury Academy, and the Latchis Theater in part of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. In Connecticut; Altar’d Spaces at Arts & Ideas Festival, the Palace Theater, the Hartt School, News Channel 8 CT Style, and the Milford Fine Arts Center. The Company’s first performance was in New Jersey at MishMash201!
Core to the mission of the company is community outreach. The healing and transformation power of the arts inspires Alison Cook Beatty Dance to work within the community- to bring dance and art and a sense of teamwork to those that need it most. Alison Cook Beatty Dance has performed lecture-demonstration’s at the Mayor Manning Walsh Home for five consecutive years, sharing how dance is created, rehearsed, and refined- with full audience participation. Key collaborations with local musicians who share this same passion for outreach helped to make these events truly special for the residents. The Company has also performed at The New Jewish Home and I.S 10 Horace Greeley School in part of our way to give back to the community and share dance with all.
Videography: Max Kutschenreuter
Alison Cook Beatty Dance strives to create meaningful dances from the inside-out, fostered by a team spirit and supportive company environment, allowing dancers to grow and explore their own voice as dancers and as people.