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



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

07 Sep 2018


Millennium Stage

Celebrating the heritage of Sri Lanka by showcasing its intricate movements, the sounds of drum rhythms, and exquisite and elaborate costumes, SerendibDance takes the audience into an ancient world filled with traditions rich in culture.