Avi Scher & Dancers was created by emerging choreographer Avichai Scher with a mission to bring the highest quality ballet to small, intimate venues with affordable ticket prices. Debuting in June 2009 with performances at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and a showcase at NY City Center Studios, the performances featured a cast of 14, among them principal dancers from New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and Ballet San Jose.
The company danced its first NYC season at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater April 3-5, 2010, to sold out audiences. The performances featured 6 new works by Scher with live music and new costumes, and 18 dancers, among them Marcelo Gomes, Ashley Bouder, Veronika Part and Abi Stafford.
In addition the company has appeared at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Symphony Space, and over 10 festival in New York City and California. All of the performances were at low ticket cost or free of charge and feature new works by Scher performed by the best ballet dancers.