This is the 12th year of The Young Choreographer’s Festival (YCF), directed by Emily Bufferd, to be producing the work of up-and-coming young artists in all genres of dance. This year’s event, held June 23, at NYC’s Symphony Space, will showcase the work of 14 18-27-year-old choreographers, selected by a highly esteemed curation panel alongside guest artists.
In support of YCF’s mission of ‘Education + Presentation + Cultivation,’ the 2023 Young Choreographers have also been assigned a mentor, and had three educational sessions prior to the performance on June 23.
The 2023 young choreographers are Rachel Binney, Felisa Conrad-Burton, Lauren Crosslin, Emma Featherstone, Erin Grace Gibney, Brando Ortiz, Isabella Schneiderman, Lauren Blair Smith, Funmi Sofola, Mia Sommer, Camryn Spero, AJ Urban, Zoe Woebkenberg and Janina Young.
The 2023 alumni guest artists are Devin Richey, assistant choreographer of A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical on Broadway; Tislarm Bouie, choreographer for the Roundabout Theater Company’s Off-Broadway production of The Bandaged Place; and Deanna Stanton, choreographer at Ballet Arkansas.
The 12th annual Young Choreographer’s Festival will be held on June 23, at Symphony Space in NYC. For tickets and more information, visit youngchoreographersfestival.com.