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CityDanceNY was founded in 2021, by former professional dancer, Michael Buoni. As a result of the pandemic, many New York City dancers lost the ability to perform. Buoni wanted to give dancers an artistic outlet while also offering accessible community based performances.

At City Dance NY, we believe in the power of dance to tell a story that entertains, inspires, and uplifts its audience.


As the company enters its third season, we remain committed to our mission:

  • Preserving the storytelling traditions of classical ballet

  • Allowing young dance students to take part in professional quality productions

  • Making dance performances accessible across all income levels.


We are a growing company that looks forward to collaborating with like-minded artists in our community.

CityDanceNY is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit.


Since the creation
of the company
in 2021,
CityDanceNY has
staged 8 full evening productions.
4 of these
were original story ballets arranged and choreographed by Michael Buoni.


The company prides itself on employing a diverse cast of international dancers who are local to the New York City area. CityDanceNY has dancers from Japan, Mexico, Armenia, Ukraine, Italy, and the Dominican Republic, among others.

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