Mission & Vision


Mission: To establish American Dance Machine for the 21st Century as a leading center for musical theater dance and to perpetuate the excellence of this genre through the preservation, presentation and education of classic and current notable works of musical theater choreography.


Vision: To create and maintain a “Living Archive” of great works of musical theater choreography


  • To reconstruct, present and preserve significant stage, film and television musical theater dance works with the integrity to which they were created

  • To entertain, educate and inspire audiences with historical accuracy of style and technique.

  • To demonstrate the value of musical theater dance choreography

    • Through careful research and reconstruction

    • With the utmost respect for how the dance relates to the source of the choreographers’ inspiration

    • To do justice to those works that stand alone as outstanding entertainment.

  • To establish an educational program with a unique curriculum of dance and theater related arts

    • To provide a fully realized understanding of musical theater dance styles with increased knowledge and historical reference.

    • To unite the work of musical theater's founding choreographers and teachers with current styles and trends.

 American Dance Machine for the 21st Century is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

ADM21 | A Living Archive of Great American Theater Choreography

The American Dance Maching for the 21st Century (ADM21) is recognized as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation operating in the state of New York. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by state and federal law. Remember to participate in your (or your partner’s) corporate matching gift program and double the impact of your support.

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