Presented by National Choreographers Initiative and Irvine Barclay Theatre
NCI DISCOVERY 2024 - 20TH ANNIVERSARY
SAT JULY 27, 2024 AT 8PM


National Choreographers Initiative is celebrating its 20th anniversary, marking two decades of innovation in dance creation.

Be there for the birth of four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of National Choreographers Initiative. Artistic Director Molly Lynch invites four choreographers, as well as 16 professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. The project culminates in a public performance that showcases the excitement of new creation.

Many of you are familiar with NCI Discovery, but are you aware of the significant achievements made over the past 19 years? Founded by Molly Lynch in 2004, National Choreographers Initiative is a Southern California project with national influence. It has seen 76 choreographers, with a noteworthy 31 being women, along with 169 dancers hailing from 54 national dance companies. Impressively, 33 of the pieces born from this program have been premiered and performed by major dance companies.

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2024 Choreographers
Charles Askegard
Cherice Barton
DaYoung Jung
Donna Salgado


2024 Dancers