BAX Executive Director Marya Warshaw was selected as a creative mentor to the 2013/14 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s New Directions Choreography Lab.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Ailey organization launched an innovative new laboratory for choreography to benefit the field of dance by granting four emerging and mid‐career choreographers a monetary stipend, use of gifted and versatile dancers from The Ailey School, insight from a creative advisor, and rehearsal time at The Joan Weill Center for Dance in New York City. The program enables chosen choreographers to explore new ideas, take creative risks and find their voices by removing constraints of time and space, immediate financial burdens and deadline pressures. The New Directions Choreography Lab has received generous leadership support from the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Marya Warshaw worked with choreographer Sonia Dawkins.