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National Dance Institute

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National Dance Institute is a arts education nonprofit based in New York, NY that was founded in 1976. As of 2019 they had $5.7 million in revenue and $26 million in assets.

The purposes of the corporation are to introduce and foster the arts into the experience, participation and knowledge of children using Dance as a catalyst; promote the belief that the arts are primary and vital in our society and should be a major pa...

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Program areas at National Dance Institute

In-school programat the core of ndi's programming is our in-school program (isp). Currently in 41partner schools in the nyc metro area, ndi works with 6,500 children each week in grades k-6. Ndi sends a team of three professional teaching artists-a master teacher/choreographer, an assistant teacher and a musician/composer-into every school to lead entire grade levels in immersive and participatory Dance classes accompanied by live music. Isp classes are taught during the school day alongside our students' academic studies, placing Dance and music on par with math, science, social studies, etc. Through the arc of the ndi year, our teaching artists guide students on a joyfully rigorous journey in the arts. Classes begin with an introduction to a basic Dance and music vocabulary that serves as the foundation for learning, and progress through increasingly difficult movement that leads to thrilling choreography and fully realized performances. Students showcase their learned skills and ...

Special projects:jacques' art nest: curated and directed by jacques d'amboise, the art nest series features performances by professional artists, including principal dancers from new york city ballet, the brightest stars from broadway, and musicians of the highest caliber, alongside our very own ndi dancers. The series also includes panel discussions led by some of the greatest minds in education, science, history, and the arts. These programs provide our ndi dancers with the opportunity to interact with and learn from luminaries in their fields and bring a wider audience of arts supporters to the ndi center. Associates of National Dance Institute (andi): andi is a collective of arts education programs inspired by ndi's pedagogy. Throughout our history, ndi has successfully seeded programs both nationally and internationally. Ndi strengthens associate organizations by providing a forum for members to share best practices, maintain standards of excellence, and promote the growth of community arts ...

Advanced programs:ndi's advanced programs extend the ndi experience for children who demonstrate the passion and ability to embrace greater challenge. Each year, ndi provides full scholarships for dancers drawn from the in-school program to participate in this multi-year continuum of training, which includes the swat team (scholarships for the willing, achieving and talented), and the celebration team, our advanced performance troupe, both of which gather every saturday at the National Dance Institute center for learning & the arts for 3-5 hours of instruction. Ndi's advanced programs bring together children from all corners of new york city who work together as an ensemble, celebrate each other's achievements and form lifelong bonds to one other and the arts. Swat team: approximately 100 dancers selected from the in-school program receive advanced Dance instruction every saturday from january through june. The program culminates in ndi's event of the year, a large-scale public performance of ...

Form 990s for National Dance Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-09Oct 9, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Sep 28, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Sep 8, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Dec 16, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for National Dance Institute

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,064,338
Program services$1,042,631
Investment income and dividends$252,005
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$105,317
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$262,018
Total revenues$5,726,309

Vendors for National Dance Institute

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Lutz and Carr CPAs LLPTax accounting2020-10-09
██████Fundraising software2020-06-18
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-18
█████████Content management system software2020-06-18
████████ ███████Marketing software2020-06-18
████ █ ████████ ███ ███████Event Planning2019-09-01
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Personnel at National Dance Institute

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Michele O'MaraChief Advancement Officer / Director of Development$165,532June 11, 2020
Traci LesterExecutive Director$195,281Oct. 9, 2020
████ █████Senior Director of Finance and Administration$128,888June 11, 2020
███ █████████Technical Director and Producer / Production-June 11, 2020
██████ ███████Director of Advanced Programs-June 11, 2020
██████ █████Senior Director of Education and Outreach-June 11, 2020
█████ █████████Artistic Director$195,881Sept. 30, 2020
██████ ██████Music Director-June 11, 2020
████ ████████Musical Director-Sept. 11, 2019
███████ ███████Office Manager-June 11, 2020
...and 15 more key personnel

Peer arts education organizations

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4Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)501(c)(3)$1.5 millionBrooklyn, NY
5JCC of Mid Westchester501(c)(3)$5.8 millionScarsdale, NY
6Destiny Arts Center501(c)(3)$2.1 millionOakland, CA
7World Arts Focus501(c)(3)$1.6 millionMount Rainier, MD
8CityDance Ensemble501(c)(3)$3.4 millionWashington, DC
9Sitar Arts Center501(c)(3)$2.3 millionWashington, DC
10Jose Limon Dance Foundation501(c)(3)$1.4 millionNew York, NY
11Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH)501(c)(3)$7.1 millionNew York, NY
12Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG)501(c)(3)$11 millionBrooklyn, NY
13Danspace Project501(c)(3)$1.7 millionNew York, NY
14Wingspan Arts501(c)(3)$4.0 millionNew York, NY
15Center for the Arts at Ithaca (CSMA)501(c)(3)$1.5 millionIthaca, NY
16Mind Builders Creative Arts Center501(c)(3)$2.4 millionBronx, NY
17VSA North Fourth Art Center501(c)(3)$1.5 millionAlbuquerque, NM
18Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC)501(c)(3)$2.7 millionWashington, DC
19Balletmet Columbusballetmet501(c)(3)$7.3 millionColumbus, OH
20Festival Ballet Providence501(c)(3)$1.5 millionProvidence, RI
21Ballet Idaho501(c)(3)$2.0 millionBoise, ID
22Marin Civic Ballet Association501(c)(3)$1.4 millionSan Rafael, CA
23The Richmond Ballet501(c)(3)$7.3 millionRichmond, VA
24DC Wheel Productions Ta Dance Place501(c)(3)$1.8 millionWashington, DC
25Dancers Workshop501(c)(3)$1.6 millionJackson, WY