Jazz Choreography Enterprises celebrates the great American art of jazz dance.

Through our performances of original jazz choreography and our educational programs

we bring jazz dance to artists, audiences, and students to keep it thriving in our community.

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Saturday, April 27th, 2024 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 28th, 2024 at 4 p.m.
KnJ Theater at Peridance


Kenya Joy Gibson
Home from Home: A Love Letter to Ghana

Rosari Sarasvaty talks to choreographer Kenya Joy Gibson about her trip to Ghana which inspired her to turn her experience into a new dance piece titled “Home from Home,” which will premiere at The JCE Jazz Dance Project this April.

Saying Something About Something Real: An Interview with Derick McKoy Jr.

Ahead of the April 2024 Jazz Dance Project, Mia Mellican interviews choreographer Derick McCoy Jr. about his work and experiences.

Liberada Cory Villegas
Love Shack

A Variety of Jazz Styles and an Emphasis on Youth: A Review of the October 2023 JCE Jazz Dance Project

On October 28th and 29th, 2023, JCE presented the biannual JCE Jazz Dance Project at the KnJ Theater at Peridance. The Fall 2023 concert featured fourteen pieces with a talkback following Sunday’s performance. The audience tasted a wide array of jazz idioms, including but not limited to Afro-Latin, contemporary, swing, and musical theater.

Fun, Funk and Classic Jazz Phrases with Quinnipiac University Students

Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted the Honors Program students of Quinnipiac University’s minicourse, “A Signature Experience in Jazz Dance,” for a master class in jazz vocabulary, choreography and history on Sunday, October 22nd, at Pearl Studios in New York City.

jazz dance class at Quinnipiac University


All in all, Jazz is a category of dance with many different attributes, and the New York Jazz Choreography Project ... was successful in representing a wide range of what jazz dance has to offer. The show itself was full of life, and I was thoroughly impressed and entertained by the talent showcased.

Jordan Ryder

Each piece of the evening was a joy…All of what the NYJCP coordinated that evening was an evolution of jazz.

Marsha Volgyi

If you saw this concert, you would be reassured that jazz dance is alive and kicking…

Barbara Angeline

…all the performers in the program showed a passion and love for the language of jazz dance, and that message was received loud and clear.

Nicholas Goodly

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