About GDT

Gotham Dance Theater (GDT), founded in 2015 by Marc Nuñez, is dedicated to producing art with social purpose and truly representing the diverse cultures that reside in New York City. GDT is a contemporary and street dance company that creates performance art through devised dance theatre

Themes covered include the challenges of language barrier for immigrants, the socio-economic inequities of experiencing death, and the societal struggles in a white-heterosexual-male dominated world. The GDT aesthetic is a blend of Nuñez's professional dance career from concert dance (Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble, BARE Dance Company, Entity Contemporary Dance Company) to musical theatre (Peter Pan, Newsies) to commercial dance (Rihanna, Todrick Hall, Common Ground). Storytelling is at the forefront. Street to contemporary dance is the medium, as we maintain our mission. GDT is based in Queens, NYC. 

Photo by Mike Esperanza (2021)

Credits and Achievements include:
Queens Arts Fund - New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (2023)
Queens Council on the Arts  - Arts Fund Grant Recipient (2022, 2021)
City Artists Corps Grant by New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and Queens Theatre (2021)
Queensboro Dance Festival (2015-2023)
Associate Artists at The Tank NYC (2015-2021)
Artist Residency at The Center at West Park (2021)
Official Selection Cine Corps Dance Film Festival (Paris, France 2018)
Artist-in-Residence at The Performance Project at The University Settlement (2016-17)
Boundless in Brooklyn 48-Hour Film Contest Winner and Audience Favorite (2017)

GDT has also been presented by Queens Theatre, Triskelion Arts, Queens Night Market, Kaufman Astoria Studios, Culture Lab LIC,  Sunnyside Shines BID, Little Manila Queens, Queens District Attorney, SOLE Defined of Washington DC, and Drye Marinaro Dance Company.

Please visit our repertory page for previous work.

Photo by Grant Hao-Wei Lin & Federica Berra (2021)

Marc Nuñez, Gotham Dance Theater is a sponsored artist with Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field earmarked for Marc Nuñez, Gotham Dance Theater are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906 New York, NY 10038, phone: 212-691-6969; or for our national charities registration, see details. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained from The Field or from the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

Photo by Grant Hao-Wei Lin, Lighting by Rylander West (2022)