Jerome Robbins was a choreographer and director. He choreographed more than 60 ballets, including "Other Dances," "Glass Pieces," and "Ives Songs," which are in the repetories of the New York City Ballet and other dance companies throughout the world. He also worked on musicals such as
Ronald K. Brown is the founder and artistic director of the New York-based contemporary dance ensemble, Evidence, A Dance Company, (founded in 1985). Besides choreographing for Evidence, he has also created work for the African American Dance Ensemble, Philadanco, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
José Limón was a very important figure in the development in modern dance. In 1928 he moved to NYC after studying as an art major for a year at UCLA. New York was where he saw his first dance performance which "simply and irrevocably changed my life."