Based in New York City, Doug Varone and Dancers is the resident company at the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Center. The company was founded in 1986 and has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess. It has performed in more than 100 cities in 45 states across the US, and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Stages include the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, BAM, San Francisco Performances, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Toronto’s Harbourfront, Moscow’s Stanislavsky Theater, the Venice Biennale, and the Tokyo, Bates, Jacob’s Pillow, and American Dance Festivals. The company regularly collaborates on the many opera and theater productions that Varone has directed or choreographed around the country. Varone, an award-winning choreographer and passionate educator, has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, two American Dance Festival Doris Duke Awards for New Work, four grants from the National Dance Project, and two Bessie Awards, one for Sustained Achievement in Choreography and the other for his 2006 work Boats Leaving.