Ignite Program

The CityDance Ignite program seeks out rising choreographic stars and provides them the resources and support needed to create and present new work. Artists receive marketing, public relations and administrative support, in addition to free rehearsal space at the CityDance Center at Strathmore. Ignite artists have shown their work at world reknown venues including: Atlas Performing Arts Center, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dance Place, Embassy of Australia, Embassy of Sri Lanka, Gaertner Performing Arts Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Sidney Harman Hall, to name a few. 


Robert J. Priore

Ignite Artist & CityDance School & Conservatory Choreographer-in-Residence

Asanga Domask

Ignite Artist - Artistic Director, Serendib Dance

Sarah J. Ewing

Ignite Artist - Artistic Director, S.J. Ewing & Dancers


March 01, 2021

CityDance Ignite Artist on FOX 5 DC

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February 25, 2021

S. J. Ewing & Dancers Premiere TECHNE at Dance Place

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October 27, 2020

Ignite Artist Sarah J. Ewing Creates TechneVR@Home

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November 07, 2019

PrioreDance in the Annual Grier Dance Gala

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October 09, 2019

Gallery by S. J. Ewing & Dancers in Brightest Young Things

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October 01, 2019

CityDance Ignite Project Featured in Forbes

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September 09, 2019

CityDance Announces Commission by the Kennedy Center to Resident Artist Sarah J. Ewing and Collaborator Dylan Uremovich

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September 04, 2019

CulturalDC’s 20th Anniversary Season to Feature Gallery by S. J. Ewing & Dancers

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September 07, 2018

Prism by Sarah J. Ewing at Dimensions

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August 23, 2018

PrioreDance at Atlas Performing Arts Center

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August 23, 2018

SerendibDance at the Kennedy Center

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August 17, 2018

Brightest Young Things Covers Analog 2

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June 25, 2018

CityDance at Jacob's Pillow

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June 08, 2018

CityDance Ignite Artist Featured in NBC News Story

Watch a clip of CityDance Ignite Artist & Conservatory Managing Director Sarah J. Ewing's "TRANSIT" in this NBC News story!

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November 07, 2017

CityDance Ignite Artist Receives Project/Event Grant

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June 22, 2017

Critical Dance Review of Ignite Artist Robert J. Priore's "Casita"

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August 16, 2016

Code It. Dance It. Technologic. Dance Place Presents Analog

By Trent Johnson in Metro Weekly

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August 10, 2016

CityDance Ignite Artist S. J. Ewing Debuts Analog at Dance Place

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May 11, 2016

Code, Choreography, AND Georgia O'Keeffe

By CityDance Ignite Artist Sarah J. Ewing

CityDance artist Sarah J. Ewing guest blogs on the Phillips Experiment Station Blog about her upcoming Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired performance at the Phillips on May 12.

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July 15, 2015

Ignite Artist Sarah Ewing Presents "Dear Future Husband"

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11 Aug 2018

S. J. Ewing & Dancers Presents Analog II

Dance Place

Analog II melds the linear, digital experience of technology with the three dimensional human experience of movement and touch in an interactive and immersive environment. The performance exists inside animated projections that respond, interact and are manipulated by the dancer’s movements via motion capture technology. Saturday, August 11 at 8pm Sunday, August 12 at 7pm