Collective Thread

MODArts Dance Collective’s (MADC) Collective Thread provides a voice and a platform for artistic self-impression to those women identifying artists of underrepresented ethnic groups within the medium of dance.

The presenting artists for Friday, March 22 (in program order):

io Ermoli, Callee Egan,Emma Edy Morris, Sky Barnes, & Rachel Fontenot

Nyah Malone

Shachi Phene / Noor Dance Company

Taylor West

Karina Mehta

Sara Pizzi & Aika Takeshima / sarAika movement collective

Monica Shah / The Aseemkala Initiative & Emily Candaux

Kiara Paige / CarNYval Dancers

Nathalie Reynoso

Alondra Galvan

Leah Tubbs / MODArts Dance Collective (MADC)

The presenting artists for Saturday, March 23 (in program order):

Julia Ramirez

Morena Paiva

Janelle Gilchrist / Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe

Sloka Iyengar / The Aseemkala Initiative

Audrey Madison / MoJazz Dance

Shani Arazy

Ashlyn Christina / Purpose Performing Arts Collective

Sivgin Dalkilic

Rachel Harris

Allyson Ross / southernbellestories

Leah Tubbs / MODArts Dance Collective (MADC)


The March 23 concert will honor 1-2 artists who exemplifies community and is a gatekeeper in the dance field with the CREATE | SHARE | INSPIRE Legacy Award. MADC’s Collective Thread Dance Festival is made possible in part with funding from the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) Cultural Development Fund Award.


A strobe effect and haze may be used in this performance.

Performers may be using the aisles throughout the show.

Projections may affect photosensitive audience members.


Friday March 22, 2024 at 7:30pm Performance; 7:00pm House

Saturday March 23, 2024 at 7:30pm Performance; 7:00pm House


Run Time: 80 Min without an Intermission


Box Office Will Open:

Friday March 22 and Saturday March 23, 2024: 6pm


For ticketing questions or problems please email


Mar 22 2024


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Avenue, between 120th and 121st streets