Photo: Jan La Salle


New York, October 19, 2018 – Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. presents The JCE Jazz Dance Project for its semiannual dance concert devoted exclusively to jazz. JCE features works from emerging to established choreographers. Since 2007, Artistic Directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter have presented more than 127 choreographers and 922 dancers from the U.S., Japan, South Africa, and Europe. The performances will be presented at The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. The theater is located at 126 East 13th Street.

The performances are dedicated to Sal Pernice, a much loved jazz teacher and choreographer at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center for almost 30 years, who died on September 9, 2018. Sal contributed choreography to the JCE Jazz Dance Project in 2008 and JCE benefit performances in 2011 and 2012. He is greatly missed by the dance community.


The April 2016 New York Jazz Choreography Project

The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance
126 E. 13th Street
New York, New York 10003
Closest subway: Union Square Station (4/5/6/N/Q/R/L)

Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 28, at 4 p.m. – A talkback with the choreographer follows the Sunday performance.


Buy tickets; 1-800-838-3006

Early Bird price through October 1: $20
Online sales: $25 General; $20 children and students with valid high school or college ID’s
Groups of at least 10, paid in advance: $20. For group sales:
At the door: $30 General; $25 children and students with valid high school or college ID’s

Press Contact: Fran Kirmser, 212-554-3431,


Featured Choreographers include:

Barbara Angeline
Mike Baerga
Tony Fraser
Gierre J. Godley
Mindy Jackson

Ali Koinoglou
Cat Manturuk
Bobby Morgan
Rebekka Nodhturft
Jaclyn O’Rourke

Andrea Palesh
Sal Pernice
Spencer Pond
Jaime Shannon
Elaine Tripoulas

MARIAN HYUN has studied jazz and ballet in New York with Luigi, Bob Audy, Ed Kresley, Shirley Bassat, Julia Dubno, and other wonderful teachers. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she was a freelance writer and a writing instructor at the New School before enrolling in the Dance Education Lab (DEL) at the 92nd Street Y. Since then she has taught dance to people of all ages, from two-year-old pre-ballerinas to senior citizen jazz buffs in various New York studios and community centers, including the 92nd Street Y. She has choreographed for the New York Jazz Choreography Project (now known as the JCE Jazz Dance Project), Choreographer’s Canvas, the Fridays at Noon Marathon at 92nd Street Y, and the Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts. In May 2007 at New Dance Group, Marian produced the first performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project, a showcase devoted to jazz dance. It sold out. Subsequent performances of the Jazz Project have been produced semiannually by Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 2007 to promote the creation of original jazz choreography. Marian is the president and co-artistic director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises.

Choreography credits:  Off-Broadway –FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – IN YIDDISH (Assistant Choreographer – Director, Joel Grey), THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Chita Rivera Award Nomination), AMERIKE THE GOLDEN LANDTHE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER and LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME (The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene), EDDIE AND THE PALACEADES (Midtown International Theatre Festival “MITF”), THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE (New Repertory Theatre), SOUTH PACIFIC (Lancaster Opera House), SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE EARLY YEARS (New York Musical Theatre Festival).  Director / Choreographer credits:  CHICAGO, THE WHO’S TOMMY and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (Woodstock Playhouse), THEY WALK AMONG US (MITF – Award for Best Choreography), ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT, SMELL OF THE CROWD (Lancaster Opera House), Assistant Director credits:  WORLD AIDS DAY GALA (Capetown, South Africa), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (European Tour – Director, Baayork Lee).


All of JCE’s programs are made possible in part by support from our corporate sponsor, Salon Ishi.

Assisted by fran kirmser productions llc


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