Nimbus Gala 2018: Take Root


Saturday, November 17th 


Raising Funds for Construction and Equipping the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively.

In December 2019, Nimbus Dance Works will open the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively, located at 321 Warren Street in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District. One of the most significant investments in the arts in Jersey City history, the comprehensive arts center will include a 150-seat black box theater, studio and rehearsal space for Nimbus Dance Works’ Company and School, and partnership with Saint Peter’s University and Pro Arts Jersey City.

Take Root is an immersive evening of dance celebrating the company with excerpts performed from Nimbus classics and new works. Enjoy drinks, light fare, live & silent auction, live music and dancing – Take Root will bring together friends, arts lovers, and leaders from community, business, and politics in support of this important cause.

NimbusPRESENTS: You Make Me Feel Like Dancin’

42319350_10155766835498388_4248154695094239232_nSunday, October 21st at Nimbus Dance Works at 1 & 4


NimbusPRESENTS an afternoon of fun, colorful, energetic, narrated dances for the whole family to enjoy. Featured on the program are: Madeline Cantor’s “Honor Among Thieves” – a raucous coming-of-age story based on a Swedish fairytale, Elena Valls’ “From Brazil with Luv” – which uses Capoeira, Samba and Hip Hop dance to tell of a group of factory workers in Brazil, and Pedro Ruiz’s “Danzon” – using Cuban music and dance to tell a story of romance.


Summer Dance

36723860_10156417936724344_7032218290965446656_nHead on down to the river for a free performance every Thursday this month! Presented as part of the Summer in the City Cultural Event Series with Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs.


–July 19: Nimbus Dance Works
–July 26: Kennedy Dancers
–August 2: Ariel Rivka Dance Company

These events are all free and open to the public.

Get your move and groove on down on the waterfront!

NimbusPRESENTS: Offline 5.18-19 Imagine, Engage, Connect


NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE returns for its 6th cycle, curated by Keith Thompson (Trisha Brown Dance Company, Artistic Director of danceTactics performance Group, Faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts) through the theme Imagine, Engage, Connect.

Two evenings boast 2 unique programs of new work. TICKETS

Friday, May 18 @ 8 pm at Nimbus Dance Works located at 165 Newark Ave

Nimbus2 (Justin Keith Perez)
looseKANON dance co. (Kanon Sapp)
Kailey McCrudden (kaycruddenco)
Veronica Cheesboro
Stefano Nappi
Wild Beast Dance (Tammy Carrasco)

Saturday, May 19 @ 8 pm

Nimbus2 (Justin Keith Perez)
looseKANON dance co. (Kanon Sapp)
Kailey McCrudden (kaycrddenco)
Evita Zacharioglou
Sebastian Abarbanell

* please note that this performance contains partial nudity

From Brasil with Luv

26993280_10155225245793388_6215125754793171562_nTickets Now on Sale:
From Brasil with Luv and Other Dances From Around the World 
Professional Dance for Family Audiences – 2yrs+
Sunday, February 25th, 2pm & 5pm

Tales from around the world told through dance! Performed by the incredible dancers of Nimbus Dance Works, with narration, colorful costumes, full lighting, these performances provide a wonderful introduction to dance for young audience members! Meet and take pictures with the dancers following the show!

Choreography: Madeline Cantor, Elena VallsSamuel Pott

Tickets: $16 – Advance; $20 – At the Door
Available at:

165 Newark Avenue (entrance on Barrow), Jersey City, NJ

Running time: 1 hour

Jersey City Nutcracker


December 15, 7pm; 16th 1pm & 5pm; 17th 1pm & 5pm • Frank R. Conwell Auditorium, 107 Bright Street, Jersey City NJ

Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity and celebration and teaching them lessons about friendship and community along the way. Choreographed and directed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, this adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic is performed by a stand-out cast of professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works joined by youth and adults from the community as they portray familiar characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, the Arabian Princess and Drosselmeyer – all with a Jersey City twist! Amidst colorful sets, costumes, a brightly adorned tree, youth and adults alike are touched by this tale of Christmas spirit.

To Purchase Tickets Click Here!


2017-10-10_10-53-21OFFLINE presents the work of 6 exceptional emerging & mid-career choreographers from the New Jersey/New York area. Curated by Joanne Robinson Hill (Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center Institute), OFFLINE provides intimate and meaningful exchanges with new dance in Nimbus’ new Downtown Jersey City performance space.

October 14, 2017 @ 7pm
Robert Mark Dance*
looseKANON Dance Company*
Barkha Dance Company
Avoir Motion Dance Project

October 15, 2017 @ 7pm
Robert Mark Dance*
looseKANON Dance Company*
Ayako Takahashi
Onyxx Noel

* Recipient of Nimbus Choreographic Residency

Each performance followed by Artist Talkback w/ Joanne Robinson Hill

Location: 165 Newark Avenue (enter on Barrow St.), Jersey City, NJ

Tickets: $20
Purchase Tickets HERE 

(Above photo by Tanya Ghosh; Dancers: Scott Willits & Lara Spence)

Alvin Ailey Day at Nimbus Dance Works

Sunday, April 9, 1pm


Alvin Ailey Day at Nimbus with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)! FREE Youth Events!

• Ailey Master Class by Freddie Moore – ages 8yrs+
• Children’s Book Reading: Alvin Ailey, by Andrea Davis Pinkney, read by Wincey Terry-Bryant – ages 3-7yrs – a “Books on the Move Event”: First 25 in attendance receive FREE copy of the book!

209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ

Thanks to NJPAC for making this event possible! Find out more about NJPAC performances and events at:

Please Email: to reserve your spot!

In the News: Nimbus Dance Works

The Huffington Post has included Nimbus Dance Works in it’s list of 2016’s Best Dance Performances. Congratulations to Director Samuel Pott and all the cast and crew!

In any given year there are thousands of dance performances to be seen in New York. Even if one managed to take in all of those shows, it wouldn’t be feasible to select the nine “best”. Rather than playing Alastair Macaulay and passing judgment over the entire field I will discuss the performances from the 2016 season that moved me most. This listing is in one definitive order: Random.

June 2016. Nimbus Dance Works at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center


Nimbus Dance WorksGeolocate offered two incredible pieces from the company’s artistic director Samuel Pott and Darshan Singh Bhuller. Pott’s Surface Tension presented the final moments of a dying woman as her life flashed before our eyes. What might have been maudlin, in this fantastic choreographer’s hands became life-affirming. Those threnody flashbacks carried the force of love, rage, joy, and hate from people who actually meant something to the dying; all the random, petty, ridiculous, and sincere moments that comprise a life were on full display before dissolving unto dust. Surface Tension perfectly encapsulated the feeling that we lost too many beloved people too soon this year.

Bhuller’s Mapping closed Geolocate with the promise of what comes after hard work; pure ecstasy. Inspired by his father’s journey from East to West, Mapping plays out like rushing home for a weekend of fun after having survived rigorous training at a martial arts monastery. Midway through the piece our perspective is flipped, converting the stage into a live-action film. In that one dazzling sweep, Bhuller reveals the truth about children: they will find a reason to play, whatever their circumstances. It’s an unadulterated joy that adults long for and instantly recognize because they spend their later years attempting to reclaim it. Bottom line: See this piece before you die.