The Art of Motion Dance Theatre is a Repertory Company performing original works by Artistic Directors, Olivia Galgano, Lynn Needle and Guest Artists. The Boutique Roster includes solos, duets, trios and small works touring  with 2-5 dancers.  The full Company Repertoire includes up to 12 dancers. AOMDT has toured theaters throughout the country and offers master classes as well as residences.

The AOMDT offers three programs:

Program I   


The program, characterized as the epitome of organic beauty, pays homage to eastern and western aesthetics. The suite embodies the mysticism of the heavens and the glory of planet earth.

Live music optional. Audience & community engagement options available by request

Program II


An evening highlighting the art of street dance "from B-boy to Ballet" including original sound scores and collaborative projects with an emphasis on world music.

Live music optional.


Program IV


SIX SOLOS was conceived by Lynn Needle as an evening of solo pieces spanning her career, featuring lighting design by close colleague and collaborator Dr. Ruth Grauer. The evening is intended to be performed by Needle (and possible female solo guest artists upon request). The program would be an hour long one-act in two sections (the first honoring passed legends and collaborators; and the second dedicated to nature and myth). This work is intended to be performed in studio and proscenium settings with complimentary master class and meet the artist Q&A engagement, with residency options. SIX SOLOS was premiered in part at the Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad de Colima in November 2015.

Program III


A program exploring legendary composers and stories, Greek and Eastern mythology, and the intricacies of nature. Ideal for College and University settings. Featuring costumes by Annie Hickman.

Additional repertory pieces/ audience & community engagement options available by request

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Contact Studio Manager Linda Combs at 201.652.5800  | for more information


University of Colima/Colima, Mexico
Hobart and William Smith Colleges/NY
Centenary College/NJ
Connecticut College/CT
Washington University/MO
Bergen Community College/NJ
Montclair State University/NJ
Ramapo College/NJ
College of Southern Nevada/NV
Hunter College/NYC
High School-Arts in Residence Programs/NJ/CT/NYC
Trinity Laban/London,UK


University of Colima/Colima, Mexico
TEDMED 2014/Kennedy Center
TEDMED/Library of Congress
County College of Morris/Project Support
Caldwell University/ Garden State Opera
Centenary College Dance Fest
INSIDE/OUT/Jacob's Pillow, Becket, MA
RALPH PUCCI, International, Penthouse/Gallery (Nine)/NYC
ICIA International Composers and Interactive Artists/BCC, NJ
LongHouse Annual Gala/East Hampton, NY
Smithsonian/Washington DC
Lincoln Center/NYC
Bryant Park/NYC
The Wildlife Conservatory/Bronx Zoo/NYC
DNA-Dance New Amsterdam/NYC  
MMAC-Manhattan Movement Arts Center/NYC
Hunter College/NYC
92nd Street Y/NYC
The Hatch/NYC
Earth Celebrations/Christopher Street Pier/NYC
Bergen Community College/NJ
Rider University/NJ
Rutgers University/NJ
Ramapo College/NJ
Dance in the Desert Festival 2010/2011/2014 Las Vegas
Art of Motion, Inc./NJ 


BATTLE (2013)/street dance trio
BIRDS AND THE BEES(2014)/modern male/female duet in nature costume
BRCA 1/Genome (2007)/modern quartet with large corps, up to 16
BY CHANCE (2017), male/female duet, set to Sinatra
CHAIR DANCE (2007)/Broadway musical theater jazz octet
COOL WAVE (1981)/Male/Female sextet in street-wear
CRYING OUT INTO (2011)/modern duet
EBB & FLOW (2016)/modern male/female duet
EQUANIMITY (1987)/modern shadow solo
EQUINOX (2007)/contemporary ballet trio
FOREST (2009)/modern, barefoot and on pointe (5) featuring large scale costuming
HAUNTED (2009)/modern solo set to an original kaleidoscopic film
LEAVES (2018), female quintet/contemporary ballet, set to original composition by Diane Wittry Performed to live music by Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra
PRELUDE TO IOLANTHE (2012)/septet on pointe set to live operatic score
ITALIAN SYMPHONY (2014)/classical septet on pointe
KERES (2014)/modern sextet
LA ROTTA (2012)/medieval folk-dance quartet
MAN vs. NATURE (2014)/male/female trio
MASTER OF PUPPETS (2015)/large M/F group work set to live rock band
MONARCH (2009)/modern solo or duet with katydid featuring large scale costuming
ONCE (2015)/female solo
ONDINE (2007) female trio
ORPHIC DESCENT (2010)/modern duet
OZONE (2010)/modern duet
PAPILLON SUITE (2009)/modern group work featuring large scale costuming
REALM (2011)/ yoga as performance art
SARASWATI’S DREAM (2012)/modern duet
SHAKTI (2012)/modern trio
SHAPE SHIFT (2016)/modern trio among sculpture
SING, SING, SING (2008)/jazz septet
SLAUGHTER ON 10th AVENUE (2013)/male/female trio
SO IN LOVE (2018), male/female duet, set to Cole Porter Performed to live vocals by Wendy Lane Bailey
SWAN (2013)/classical variation on pointe
THRESHOLD (2014)/modern solo set to live harp
VALSE FANTASIE (2008)/classical sextet on pointe
WHITE ORCHID (2009)/modern dance quartet

With permission from the estate of Claudia Gitelman:
IMPROMPTU (1978)/ modern solo choreographed by Claudia Gitelman

With permission from the estate of Alwin Nikolais:
NOUMENON (1953)/ modern solo choreographed by Alwin Nikolais

Art of Motion Dance Theatre develops meaningful relationships between arts organizations, managers, presenters and audiences. We invest in customizing our programming to the specific needs of the demographic, the theatre, and college, university and festival themes.  We offer:

  • Master classes to introduce dancers and the community to the company, our creative process, specific vocabulary and dance as an art form.  These classes can take place on a college campus, public school theatre space, site-specific location such as a museum, gallery or dance studio
  • Pre-show engagement with audience which allows for candid photos with performers
  • Repertory that includes an expanded cast including a yoga chorus and
    corps which is cast by audition
  • A truncated hour long one-act or  two-hour concert
  • A post performance interactive Q&A dialogue and exchange with the dancers
  • Exit photos with audience in lobby

The above details offer interaction with the community and helps to facilitate a better understanding of the art form and builds a patron and loyal base. We can provide photos, trailer reels, promotional DVD's, interviews when required, access to our website and promotion on social media.

We look forward to customizing the experience to compliment your vision!