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Rochester International Jazz Festival


Kodak Hall at

Eastman Theater

Wednesday June 24th, 2020 at 8:00PM

RIJF and Monty Alexander Proudly Celebrates the 50th Anniversary Season of Garth Fagan Dance!



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No Spring



Spring Semester is suspended until further notice.

We are offering

virtual classes!


For more information on our live classes and pre-recorded technique lessons, click the link below!



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Vitolio Jeune in Distant Kin Julie Lembe

the Orpheum
Film & Performing

Arts center

June 20th, 2020

Garth Fagan Dance's 50th Anniversary Tour!

Click on the link below for more information!


The lion



Millions around the world have seen Disney’s The Lion King, the stage version of the beloved cartoon feature.  The choreographer behind every movement on stage?  Garth Fagan.  The musical swept the Tonys in 1998 with awards for best musical, direction, choreography, scenery, costumes and lighting design.

Move and Groove the Fagan Way!

The mission of Garth Fagan Dance School [GFDS] is to create an environment in which an appreciation for dance and all of the arts is instilled and fostered.

Click on the link below to view our educational programs for ALL ages.

Garth Fagan Dance School

About Us

Industry-Leading Dance Company

What started off as a home town dance troupe has now evolved into one of the most recognized performing arts companies in the Rochester area and beyond.  Established in 1970, Garth Fagan Dance is an internationally acclaimed, contemporary American dance company that continuously captivates and inspires diverse audiences around the world. 

"Garth Fagan is the master of speed, flight, and stillness."

Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune



For close to half a century, Garth Fagan Dance has been mesmerizing audiences in Rochester, across the nation, and around the world! Your support enables us to present exceptional performances, and allows the Garth Fagan Dance School to provide training to deserving students within our community and and where we tour.


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