Join us for an open rehearsal with the critically-acclaimed Tom Gold Dance - led by former New York City Ballet soloist Tom Gold - and witness the development of a new ballet work inspired by Russian-born Composer and Classical Pianist Lera Auerbach's "Preludes and Dreams!" 


Some things are a given. Like the sun rising in the east. One of these “givens” is the quality of Tom Gold’s choreography. I’m continually surprised at the variety, as well as the skill, that his choreography reflects. -- Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance


A discussion with the company follows the rehearsal.


On the mainstage in the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and reservations are not required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.






New works creation is a priority for Tom Gold Dance. For the Company's CUNY Dance Initiative* residency at On Stage At Kingsborough, which will represent the first visit of Tom Gold Dance to the Borough of Brooklyn, Gold is developing original choreography for the Company's fall season, which will take place November 15th and 16th at Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan. 


The mission of Tom Gold Dance is to bring the past, present, and future of classical dance to audiences in New York and around the world. Founded in 2008 by former New York City Ballet soloist Tom Gold, Tom Gold Dance aspires to the highest level of artistry expressed through a traditional classical dance vocabulary, including in more than a dozen works by Gold, envisioned for and set directly on the Company.


Tom Gold Dance performs regularly in New York City, and has traveled to France, Spain, Italy, Bermuda, Israel, Cuba, and Bulgaria. Company highlights include four consecutive summer appearances in the Berkshires, and presentations of Gold’s adaptation of November Steps at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as at Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello, Italy, and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. Tom Gold Dance celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018, launching its inaugural fall season this past November with the New York City Premiere of Gold’s Apparatus Hominus, originally staged outdoors at TurnPark Space in West Stockbridge, MA. Learn more at


This performance is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

* Tom Gold Dance's residency and open rehearsal at On Stage At Kingsborough is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which receives major support from The Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and Dance/NYC's New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Photo Credit: Evelyn Kocak and Michael Sean Breeden of Tom Gold Dance. Photo by Arthur Elgort.