About

SYREN Modern Dance is a New York City based company performing in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. Now in its 16th Season, SYREN (a woman run organization co-founded by Lynn Peterson and Kate St. Amand) is impassioned to explore, connect, and above all to seek and share knowledge through the art of dance.

In New York City, SYREN has been presented by Gibney Dance Center, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, Green Space, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Riverside Theatre, Symphony Space, 92ND Street Y, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, Queens Theatre in the Park, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Under the Bridge Festival, and St. Mark’s Church. SYREN has self-produced performances at Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, University Settlement, John Jay Theater, and St. Francis Xavier. SYREN’s visual arts partnership with The Art Students League of New York was exhibited at The Office of the Manhattan Borough President. SYREN’s commissioned work by composer Galeet Dardashti was presented by JCC of Manhattan, 92Y Tribeca, and Le Poisson Rouge. SYREN has worked with students at P.S. 123, Ballet Tech, The Chapin School, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, and Mark Morris Dance Center.

Outside of New York City, SYREN’s has been presented by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Cité Universitaire in Paris, Purchase College, Cambridge Science Festival, Bach Society of Houston, Sacred Music at the Red Door, Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Educational Center for the Arts and New Haven Ballet, and Grounds for Sculpture, among others. SYREN has engaged with students outside of New York City at numerous schools in Texas, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Learn about SYREN’s Performance History

Explore SYREN’s “Dance on Canvas” Project

SYREN Modern Dance is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations to the organization are tax deductible under the fullest extent of the law.
Board of Directors: Nicolle Bennett, Kristen Hafford, Jean-René Homehr, Richard Katz, Rosalie Wetzel, Richard Katz, Lynn Peterson, Kate St. Amand