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NEW HAVEN, CT ­­— On October 13th, the Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) is set to host the second event in the ongoing CT Dance Now! Alliance series, featuring a community class by the YSC’s inaugural Choreographer in Residence: Dormeshia. The 60-minute session will be hosted by YSC Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Harrison Newman and includes an introduction of Dormeshia’s work as a world-renowned performer, choreographer and instructor, followed by a 50-minute community dance class. The concluding 15-minute Q&A session will be moderated by Gabrielle Niederhoffer YC ‘22, a student staffer and project coordinator working on a Vernacular Dance Festival between the YSC and the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, to be announced in coming months.

The CT Dance Now! event takes place next Tuesday from 5.00 pm to 6.15 pm (EST) via Zoom, and is accessible through the following link: No preregistration is required.

Photo Credit: Eduardo Patino

More information can be found on the Connecticut Dance Alliance website,

About the CT Dance Now! series

CT Dance Now! is a series of 10 free virtual dance events hosted by the Connecticut Dance Alliance, in partnership with Connecticut university and collegiate dance departments. To learn more about the individual upcoming events, workshops, presenters, and ways to support the Alliance, visit:

About the YSC

Now in development, the YSC will be transformational for Yale in providing, for the first time, a center for student life and the arts at the historic heart of the Yale University campus. In advance of its projected 2021 opening, the YSC is engaging in digital programs and collaborative arts experiences geared toward audiences within and beyond the Yale campus. Learn more about the YSC at

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