Jon Lehrer started his company in 2007 in Buffalo, NY, and officially moved the company to NYC in 2019. In their short history, Jon Lehrer Dance has received much critical acclaim nationally and internationally. Under his artistic direction, the company showcases Jon’s unique choreography and embodies his definitive style. His extensive background in both the modern and jazz dance idioms fosters choreography that is organic, artistic, accessible, and often humorous, reflecting life experience and the human condition.
The company’s expressive style is based on three main elements of movement – Circularity, 3-Dimensionality, and Momentum – which combine to create a form that is best described as “Organically Athletic.” Integrating the approach and fluidity of modern dance and the excitement and energy of jazz dance, Jon Lehrer Dance offers a captivating style of movement. The Chicago Tribune writes, “A small enviable team of dynamite dancers.” Jon and his dancers bring their own unique skills to the vernacular, keeping it fresh and ever-evolving.
The company tours extensively, bringing their trademark artistic, athletic, and accessible style to audiences worldwide. Dance Magazine praised “the company took the house not so much by storm as by quantum physics,” and Galerie Ortenau in Offenburg, Germany declares, “Dynamic, Powerful, Elegant – brings an absolute passion for the dance.” The company toured to Europe in 2013, 2016, 2018, and will return in 2020. They toured to Russia in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016, sponsored by the US State Department in order to “bring the best in American modern dance to the people of Russia.”