About the 2011-2013 RIOULT/CUNY Five Borough Arts-in-Education Tour

From 2011-2013, RIOULT Dance NY partnered with The City University of New York (CUNY) in the RIOULT/CUNY Five Borough Arts-in-Education Tour. The two-year project brought RIOULT’s DanceREACH Arts Education programming extensively throughout each NYC borough, focusing on elementary school students during the first leg of the tour and middle and high school students during the second.

Lecture demonstrations were open to public schools in each borough, gathering students from many different schools together for an educational, interactive experience. In-school residencies were carried out with a NYC public school partner in each borough to bring dance, music, choreography, and creative thinking into the classroom. To engage the community, RIOULT offered public performances (also featuring 41 auditioned local students in the first leg of the tour) and established CUNY institutions and other venues as incubators for arts presentation within their communities.

The Tour was a resounding success, impacting a total of 6,550 students, 2,400 community members, and 55 NYC schools.

The RIOULT/CUNY Five Borough Arts-in-Education Tour was made possible through the generous support of The New York Community Trust. Additional support was provided by the Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation, Assured Guaranty, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Jana Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Community Trust, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Thank You to our CUNY & venue partners and NYC public school partners!

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School, Curtis High School
CUNY institutions: Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists and MS 223 in the Bronx, JHS 259 in Brooklyn, PS 11 and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in Manhattan, PS 355 and PS 11 in Queens, and Curtis High School in Staten Island.

See all the NYC participating schools!

PS 269 Bronx Studio School for Writers & Artists, PS 546X Bronx Theatre High School, PS 075 School of Research and Discovery, PS 071 Rose E. Scala, PS 146 Edward Collins, MS 045 Thomas C. Giordano Middle School, PS 005 Port Morris, PS 391X The Angelo Patri Middle School, PS 178 Dr. Selman Waksman, PS 043 Jonas Bronk, MS 223 The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, PS X015 Institute for Environmental Learning, PS/IS 224, PS407X Bronx Charter School for Children, PS 023 The New Children’s School, DeWitt Clinton High School, MS 424 Hunts Point Middle School, PS 017X, PS 271X East Bronx Academy for the Future, and PS 017X.

PS 373 Brooklyn Transition Center, JHS 259 William McKinley, PS K721 Brooklyn Occupational Training Center, Red Hook Neighborhood School, PS 147 Isaac Remsen, Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, PS K208 Else Ebeling, PS K315, PS 32 Samuel Mills Sprole, PS 222 Katherine R. Snyder. Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School, Teachers Preparatory High School, PS 172 Beacon School of Excellence, and PS 100 The Coney Island School.