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Paul Taylor Dance Company to establish new and expanded midtown NYC home

The Paul Taylor Dance Company in the company's new space, Taylor West. Photo by Whitney Browne.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company in the company's new space in midtown NYC. Photo by Whitney Browne.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company and George Comfort & Sons have announced that they have finalized an agreement for the dance organization to relocate its headquarters to George Comfort & Sons’ 307 West 38th Street tower in Midtown’s bustling Times Square South neighborhood.

Under the terms of the agreement structured as a 30-year leasehold condominium, Paul Taylor will occupy 31,000 square feet across the entire ninth and 10th floors of the 21-story tower beginning in early 2025. The dance company is expanding from its current 13,000-square-foot home at 551 Grand Street – more than tripling its overall footprint. The new location will house the Company’s offices and studio space, as well as the expanded educational wing of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, the Taylor School.

Founded by choreographer Paul Taylor in 1954, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has performed in more than 600 cities across 66 countries, from college campuses and rural towns to the world’s leading opera houses and performing arts centers. The Company recently completed its 2023 Lincoln Center Season of iconic Taylor dances, company premieres by current choreographers, and theatrical experiences. Its 2024 touring schedule includes stops in Ohio, Nevada, Florida, and several Italian cities.

Lauren Lovette in Paul Taylor Dance Company's new space in midtown NYC. Photo by Whitney Browne.
Lauren Lovette in Paul Taylor Dance Company’s new space in midtown NYC. Photo by Whitney Browne.

“Over the course of nearly 70 years, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has grown from a world-class modern dance company built around one of the 20th century’s most important artistic geniuses to include educational and training programs that bring dance experiences to people of all ages and abilities,” said John Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. “With this planned expansion, we are redoubling our commitment to dance education while also providing our company of outstanding dancers the state-of-the-art studios that will support their work with new choreographers as well as their performance of Paul Taylor’s unparalleled repertory.”

“World-renowned cultural institutions like the Paul Taylor Dance Company are the lifeblood of New York City and a key component to the Big Apple’s enduring allure,” said George Comfort & Sons President and CEO Peter S. Duncan. “We are thrilled to be able to accommodate its latest expansion set inside an iconic and thriving midtown neighborhood.”

Paul Taylor Dance Company was represented by Jeffrey Rosenblatt of Lincoln Property Company. George Comfort & Sons was represented in-house by Duncan, Matthew Coudert and Alexander Bermingham.

Built in 1933 and renovated in 2018, 307 West 38th Street is a 21-story, 300,000-square-foot office building featuring floor plates ranging from 7,000 to 20,000 square feet, 11-foot ceiling heights, abundant natural light on the top floors, seven-passenger elevators and 24/7 access. The building’s retail tenants include Culture Espresso, Nimbus and City Bicycle NYC. Located only two avenues east of Hudson Yards and four blocks from Times Square, 307 West 38th Street is ideally situated between Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, with convenient access to the Times Square (N, Q, R, W and 1, 2, 3), Bryant Park (B, D, F, M) and Penn Station (A, C, E and 1, 2, 3) subway stations.

Full floors of contiguous space consisting of 15,000 square feet are currently available for lease at the tower, along with partial-floor boutique units starting at 1,500 square feet.

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